A New Kilonova Might Be Discovered
Astronomy

A New Kilonova May Have Been Discovered

Kilonovas are incredibly rare. According to astronomers, there may only be 10 of these in the Milky Way. However, they are incredibly strong and create heavy substances such as uranium, thorium and gold. Usually combined and intense [more…]

Isotope Tracking in the Upper Atmosphere
Astronomy

Isotope Tracking in the Upper Atmosphere

Biochemical activities leave "fingerprints" in the Earth's atmosphere. As a result of isotope-dependent effects in photosynthesis, respiration, and other biochemical activities, a fingerprint has a higher oxygen-16 concentration compared to the predominant oxygen isotope (18O). [more…]

Slaying a Star in a Black Hole
Astronomy

Killing a Star in a Black Hole

These are called “Tideal Disruption Events”. But this phrase hides the subtle, unfiltered violence of a black hole encounter. A balance between black hole radiation ejecting matter and gravity pulling in stellar matter [more…]

Quantum Gases Are Formed Together in the Earth's Orbit
Astronomy

Quantum Gases Coexist in Earth's Orbit

For the first time in space, two different types of quantum gas will coexist and interact. Since these studies will be carried out on the International Space Station, gravity will allow researchers to study few body physics, quantum chemistry, and fundamental physics. [more…]

A Call to Our Galactic Neighbor
Astronomy

A Call to Our Galactic Neighbor

This image of the LEDA 48062 galaxy in the constellation Perseus was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Large, disk-like lenticular galaxy UGC 8603 on the left in this image, and its more clearly defined neighbor on the right [more…]

Boiling Fans and Polygons on Mars
Astronomy

Boiling Fans and Polygons on Mars

At high latitudes, water and dry ice play an important role in shaping the surface of Mars. The ground is divided into polygons by the water ice frozen in the soil. Polygons, delineating channels in spring dry ice sublimation [more…]

Earth's Gravity and Shakespeare
Astronomy

Earth's Gravity and Shakespeare

There is a tendency to ascribe actions and discoveries they did not make to important people who have cost societies and the entire Earth. For example, when asked who discovered gravity, the first name that comes to mind, even among those thought to be knowledgeable, is probably [more…]

NASA Officially Extends UAP Definition
Astronomy

NASA Officially Extends 'UAP' Definition

NASA has expanded the definition of "UAP" to include objects converging in the sky, as well as objects appearing in water or moving between different environments. Katherine Rohloff, spokesperson for the NASA Science Mission Directorate [more…]

Unfortunately InSight Becomes Mars Lander
Astronomy

Sadly InSight Mars Lander Is Dead

After months of dwindling power, the lander did not respond to pings from NASA. The lack of solar power may have caused the InSight instrument, which has been doing science on the Martian surface for more than four years, to malfunction. Yesterday [more…]

Striking Evidence of Water Worlds in Deep Space
Astronomy

Stunning Evidence of 'Water Worlds' in Deep Space

There are countless planets in the universe. Oceans are most likely present in some. Exoplanets are planets outside our solar system, and astronomers have discovered more than 5,000 of them. It is estimated that there are more than a trillion exoplanets in our Milky Way galaxy alone. Science [more…]