Field Geology on Mars Reveals Evidence of Megaflood

Guest “field geology rocks!” by David Middleton Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megafloodBy Blaine Friedlander | November 18, 2020 Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale…

16-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery Solved, Revealing Stellar Missing Link

In 2004, scientists with NASA’s space-based Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spotted an object unlike any they’d seen before in our Milky Way galaxy: a large, faint blob of gas with…

Birth of magnetar from colossal collision potentially spotted for first time

After examining the incredibly bright burst with optical, X-ray, near-infrared and radio wavelengths, a Northwestern University-led astrophysics team believes it potentially spotted the birth of a magnetar.

Aurora-Chasing Citizen Scientists Help Discover A New Feature of STEVE

Now named STEVE, or Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, this phenomenon is still new to scientists, who are working to understand all its details. What they do know is that…

Fancy Leaving the Planet? Virgin Galactic Announces a November Flight

Virgin Galactic has announced their first flight from Spaceport America to be launched from November 19-23rd.

Seeing dark matter in a new light

A small team of astronomers have found a new way to ‘see’ the elusive dark matter haloes that surround galaxies, with a new technique 10 times more precise than the…

Water on ancient Mars

There’s a long-standing question in planetary science about the origin of water on Earth, Mars and other large bodies such as the moon. One hypothesis says that it came from…

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

From NASA Oct. 26, 2020 RELEASE 20-105 This illustration highlights the Moon’s Clavius Crater with an illustration depicting water trapped in the lunar soil there, along with an image of NASA’s…

Hubble Views a Galactic Waterfall

Interacting galaxies, such as these, are so named because of the influence they have on each other, which may eventually result in a merger or a unique formation. Already, these…

Death by spaghettification: Scientists record last moments of star devoured by black hole

A rare blast of light, emitted by a star as it is sucked in by a supermassive black hole, has been spotted by scientists using telescopes from around the world.