Smaller in width than our Milky Way, their stars are packed 10,000 to a million times more densely than in our sun’s neighborhood. Imagine the night sky!
The latest science media releases highlighting exciting news and research from around the globe.
For anyone who’s been stirred out of bed in the middle of the night by a clap of thunder: Here’s info about those intense storms that happen after the sun sets.
This region is on the Pacific Ocean’s ‘ring of fire’ – where great land plates meet and one dives beneath another – and so is subject to frequent earthquakes.
Latest images from NASA’s July 14, 2015 flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft, showing evidence of an active surface on Pluto with flowing nitrogen ice.
Pluto info at a glance, from our friends at space-facts.com.
The moon was full on July 2, and it’ll be full again on July 31. The second of two full moons in a calendar month is often called a Blue Moon.
Two stars in a double system are not playing nice. One star, a pulsar, has punched a hole in the disk of the other, sending debris outward at 7% of light speed!
The Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone – or zone where liquid water can exist – around a sunlike star.
White shark populations are growing. Here’s why that’s good news.
Astronomers have caught a monster black hole in the act of eating a star. But, they say, stars are not standard fare for black holes.
A second range of ice mountains has been found on Pluto, in images from New Horizons.
Predicting flooding is notoriously difficult, but predictions are improving. Timely video in light of James Hansen’s prediction this week of catastrophic flooding in New York and other coastal cities before the end of this century.
Mosquitoes use a triple threat of visual, olfactory, and thermal cues to home in on their human targets, a new Caltech study suggests.
Pluto has five known moons, and it’s a bit surprising that New Horizons hasn’t found any new ones yet. Newly released images show small moons Nix and Hydra.
And plate tectonics may be essential for life. A new theory of Earth’s composition suggests another factor to consider in the search for habitable exoplanets.
They’re calling them pentaquarks. What you need to know of the latest discovery about the tiny particles that make up our world.
The Rosetta team is hoping that a software patch will help re-establish reliable contact with the little Philae lander, lodged somewhere on the comet’s surface.
Breakthrough Listen initiative, announced Monday, will scan the nearest million stars, plus stars in 100 other galaxies, for signs of an advanced civilization.
Scientific arguments suggest that alien civilizations should be common in our galaxy. If so, where is everybody? That question is known as the Fermi paradox.
New report – released by American Meteorological Society – based on contributions from 413 scientists from 58 countries around the world.