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Scientists uncover exotic matter in the sun’s atmosphere

Scientists from Ireland and France today announced a major new finding about how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the Sun's atmosphere. The...

Strange Martian mineral deposit likely sourced from volcanic explosions

Ashfall from ancient volcanic explosions is the likely source of a strange mineral deposit near the landing site for NASA's next Mars rover, a...

Shrinking Moon May Be Generating Moonquakes

The Moon is shrinking as its interior cools, getting more than about 150 feet (50 meters) skinnier over the last several hundred million years. Just as...

New clues about how ancient galaxies lit up the universe

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the Universe's earliest galaxies were brighter than expected. The excess light is a by-product of...

Device generates electricity from the coldness of the universe

The obvious drawback of solar panels is that they require sunlight to generate electricity. Some have observed that for a device on Earth facing...

Hubble spots a stunning spiral galaxy

Few of the universe’s residents are as iconic as the spiral galaxy. These limelight-hogging celestial objects combine whirling, pinwheeling arms with scatterings of sparkling stars,...

Wobbling black hole spewing plasma-jet clouds into space

Almost 8,000 light-years from Earth, swinging jets shoot out at nearly the speed of light from around a black hole, rapidly changing direction as...

Magma is the key to the moon’s makeup

For more than a century, scientists have squabbled over how the Earth’s moon formed. But researchers at Yale and in Japan say they may...

Hubble measurements suggest disparity in Hubble constant calculations is not a fluke

Hubble's measurements of today's expansion rate do not match the rate that was expected based on how the Universe appeared shortly after the Big...

A new signal for a neutron star collision discovered

A bright burst of X-rays has been discovered by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory in a galaxy 6.6 billion light years from Earth. This event...

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