Space

Life on Mars? Scientists Find Mars Has Right Ingredients for Present-Day Microbial Life Beneath...

Image of the surface of Mars (Moreux crater taken by the Mars Express orbiter. Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO New research suggests that rocks in the Martian crust could produce the same kind...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Four Astronauts on NASA’s Crew-2 Mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, ESA (European Space...

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Logs Second Successful Flight at “Wright Brothers Field” on Mars

NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image using its left Mastcam-Z camera. Mastcam-Z is a pair of cameras located high on the rover’s mast. This is one still frame from a sequence captured by...

“The Unicorn” – Closest Black Hole to Earth Ever Discovered

Credit: Ohio State illustration by Lauren Fanfer Astronomers dub it “The Unicorn,” call it something special. Scientists have discovered one of the smallest black holes on record – and the closest one to Earth found to...

New All-Sky Map of Milky Way’s Outer Reaches Released – Could Offer a New...

Astronomers have released a new all-sky map of the outermost region of our Milky Way galaxy. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/NSF/R.Hurt The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy...

Dodging Debris to Keep Satellites Safe

  Despite progress in technology, and in understanding the space environment, the need for significantly increasing the pace in applying proposed measures to reduce debris creation has been identified at Europe’s largest-ever space debris conference....

Asteroseismologists Confirm That Older Stars Rotate Faster Than Expected

“Sound waves trapped inside stars cause them to oscillate at particular frequencies. These vibrations are visible on the surface, and can be measured by astronomers using space telescopes. When a star is rotating these...

Astronomers Puzzled by Giant Planet at Large Distance From Sun-Like Star

A direct image of the exoplanet YSES 2b (bottom right) and its star (center). The star is blocked by a so-called coronagraph. Credit: ESO/SPHERE/VLT/Bohn et al. A team of astronomers led by Dutch scientists has...

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Produces Oxygen on Mars – Key “First” for Human Exploration of...

This illustration depicts NASA’s Perseverance rover operating on the surface of Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The milestone, which the MOXIE instrument achieved by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, points the way to future human exploration of...

Natural Cosmic Telescope Helps ALMA Discover Rotating Infant Galaxy

Image of the galaxy cluster RXCJ0600-2007 taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, combined with gravitational lensing images of the distant galaxy RXCJ0600-z6, 12.4 billion light-years away, observed by ALMA (shown in red). Due...