We’re beginning to get questions about that red “star” in the east each evening. It’s Mars! We’ll pass between Mars and the sun this weekend.
Data from a trio of satellites show rapid local changes in Earth’s magnetic field and link the changes to accelerations in the flow of liquid iron near Earth’s core. See two animations illustrating the changes, inside.
2007 OR10 is now known as the third-largest dwarf planet. It’s about a third smaller than Pluto. It’s the largest unnamed body in our solar system.
Astronomers at Vanderbilt and Louisiana State University disagree on the subject of whether mystery star KIC 8462852 – aka Tabby’s Star – has decreased in brightness by 20 percent over the past century.
May 13, 2016 is a Friday, ushering this year’s lone Friday the 13th. Every year has at least one Friday the 13th; and depending on the year, there can be two Friday the 13ths or a maximum of three Friday the 13ths. For example, last year, in 2015, there were three Friday the 13ths (February, March and November), and next year, in 2017, there will be two Friday the 13ths (January and October).
We know that Mars had extensive volcanism in the past; in fact, it has the largest extinct volcano known in our solar system. On May 3, 2016, NASA said that evidence is building for old volcanoes that erupted under Martian ice billions of years ago.
For every three orbits of the outermost planet orbiting the star Kepler-223, the second planet orbits four times, the third six and the innermost eight.
A rocketcam gives you a ringside seat on the April 2 upright landing of the Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.
But, in the case of the fossil bones examined in this new study, the baby dinosaur lived only weeks, apparently dying of starvation.
Earlier this year, scientists presented evidence for a Planet Nine in the far outer solar system. Scientists think it exists, but – if so – how did it get there?