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Caught in the act- Cosmic radio burst

Caught in the act: Cosmic radio burst

Fast radio bursts are quick, bright flashes of radio waves from an unknown source in space. They are a mysterious phenomenon that last only a few milliseconds, and until now […]


UK-led Beagle 2 Lander found on Mars

The UK-led Beagle 2 Mars Lander, thought lost on Mars since 2003, has been found partially deployed on the surface of the planet, ending the mystery of what happened to […]

Galactic 'hailstorm' in the early universe

Galactic ‘hailstorm’ in the early universe

Two teams of astronomers led by researchers at the University of Cambridge have looked back nearly 13 billion years, when the Universe was less than 10 percent its present age, […]


Watching black holes merge

Unusual Light Signal Yields Clues About Elusive Black Hole Merger The central regions of many glittering galaxies, our own Milky Way included, harbor cores of impenetrable darkness—black holes with masses […]


More sun means fewer children and grandchildren

Solar activity affects fertility across generations in historical Norway Gine Roll Skjaervoe at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Department of Biology has studied church records from the […]


Stars’ Spins Reveal Their Ages

When you’re a kid every birthday is cause for celebration, but as you get older they become a little less exciting. You might not want to admit just how old […]

New instrument reveals recipe for other Earths

New instrument reveals recipe for other Earths

How do you make an Earth-like planet? The “test kitchen” of Earth has given us a detailed recipe, but it wasn’t clear whether other planetary systems would follow the same […]


Life on an aquaplanet

MIT study finds an exoplanet, tilted on its side, could still be habitable if covered in ocean. Nearly 2,000 planets beyond our solar system have been identified to date. Whether […]