Researchers find surface of Mercury arose from deep inside the planet
7 hours ago
NASA researchers have found that several volcanic deposits on Mercury's surface require mantle melting to have started close to the planet's core-mantle boundary, which lies only 400km below the planets surface and making ...
It's not easy being green—what colors tell us about galaxy evolution
7 hours ago
An international team of scientists, led from Durham's Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC), used new computer modelling of the Universe to investigate the colours that galaxies have and what those colours might tell ...
Recent hydrothermal activity may explain Ceres' brightest area
8 hours ago
The brightest area on Ceres, located in the mysterious Occator Crater, has the highest concentration of carbonate minerals ever seen outside Earth, according to a new study from scientists on NASA's Dawn mission. The study, ...
Juno peers inside a giant
9 hours ago
NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its long anticipated arrival at Jupiter on July 4. Coming face-to-face with the gas giant, Juno will begin to unravel some of the greatest mysteries surrounding our solar system's largest ...
Researchers create new method for identifying black holes
10 hours ago
Rochester Institute of Technology professors have developed a faster, more accurate way to assess gravitational wave signals and infer the astronomical sources that made them.
Meteorites from fireball seen over Arizona found
11 hours ago
Arizona State University says researchers have found pieces of a small asteroid that left a fiery trail in the sky over eastern Arizona earlier this month.
OSIRIS-REx gears up for 3-D mapping on the fly
14 hours ago
Scheduled for launch on Sept. 8, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will travel to an asteroid, study it and return a sample to Earth for analysis. All of these goals depend on accurate mapping of the target, Bennu, so the team is ...
Astronomers discover three 'Qatar' exoplanets
17 hours ago weblog
(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has discovered three new exoplanets using a Qatar-based planet-searching survey. The newly discovered gas giant exoworlds belong to the so-called "hot Jupiter" family of planets ...
Automated method for 3D tracking of coronal mass ejections
18 hours ago
Scientists at Aberystwyth University have developed an automated method for three-dimensional tracking of massive eruptions from the sun, called coronal mass ejections (CMEs). The Automated CME Triangulation (ACT) system ...
Universe becoming cleaner as cosmic dust gets mopped up by stars, astronomers reveal
18 hours ago
An international team of astronomers today (29 June) released a gazetteer of the hidden universe, which reveals the unseen sources of energy found over the last 12 billion years of cosmic history. Professor Haley Gomez of ...