The ice giant planets Uranus and Neptune are unlike any others in our solar system. New research from the U.S. and South Korea suggests that the deep interior water layers of the ice giant planets may be rich in magnesium.
New research shows that a small dinosaur called Shuvuuia deserti, which lived in the deserts of what's now Mongolia, had exceptional night vision and hearing, similar to modern day owls and other night predators.
We think of earthly life as evolving from the sea. But newly discovered microscopic "ball" fossils - found in ancient lake sediments in Scotland - suggest that evolution from single-celled to multicellular organisms might have occurred in lakes.
New measurements from Parker Solar Probe - the first new direct measurements of Venus' atmosphere in nearly 30 years - showed an unexpected natural radio signal being emitted by Venus' ionosphere. The probe made the discovery while using Venus as a "gravity slingshot" to come closer to the sun.
Paul Scott Anderson has had a passion for space exploration that began when he was a child when he watched Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. While in school he was known for his passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which was a chronicle of planetary exploration. In 2015, the blog was renamed as Planetaria. While interested in all aspects of space exploration, his primary passion is planetary science. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now currently writes for AmericaSpace and Futurism (part of Vocal). He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, and has also been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.