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When astronomers aimed the Very Large Array at the well-studied galaxy Cygnus A, they were surprised to find a bright new object near the galaxy’s core. Supernova explosion, or a second supermassive black hole?
Happening now in Denmark: “bright nights,” when the sun is never far below the horizon. Photographer and videographer Adrien Mauduit tells the story and provides stunning imagery.
New data on the massive molten lake on Jupiter’s moon Io – most volcanically active world in our solar system – suggest 2 lava waves per day, slowly sweeping west to east.
We can’t observe brain activity of extinct human species. But we can observe modern brains doing things that our distant ancestors did for clues to how their brains worked.
This article from NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies provides fresh details on the closest approach by a large asteroid since 2004 … and shows you how science works.
Twitter has been blowing up with posts on cats’ attraction to taped squares on the ground. An animal behavior expert explains what draws Fluffy to the #CatSquare.
How do scientists figure out when evolutionary events happened? It turns out our DNA is a kind of molecular clock, keeping time via genetic changes.
Astronomers directly observed a pair of Milky-Way-like galaxies, seen when the universe was 8% of its current age. They were excited to find the young galaxies surrounded by huge halos.
Life on Earth is used to gravity. So what happens to our cells and tissues in space?
Hardangerjøkulen, the Norwegian ice cap better known to Star Wars fans as the ice planet Hoth, is melting and may disappear by 2100.
Best time to see Saturn is near!
Young moon returns to the west