Astronomy

Crystalline silica in meteorite brings scientists closer to understanding solar evolution

A team of researchers from Waseda University, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Harvard University, and the National Institute for Polar Research discovered...

Surprise: The Milky Way is not homogeneous

In order to better understand the history and evolution of the Milky Way, astronomers are studying the composition...

Astronomers solve 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding Chinese supernova of 1181AD

A 900-year-old cosmic mystery surrounding the origins of a famous supernova first spotted over China in 1181AD has...

Oldest fossils of methane-cycling microbes expand frontiers of habitability on early Earth

A team of international researchers, led by the University of Bologna, has discovered the fossilised remains of methane-cycling...

Earth organisms survive under Martian conditions

New research suggests that methanogens -- among the simplest and oldest organisms on Earth -- could survive on...

Astronomers find abundance of Milky Way–like galaxies in early universe, rewriting cosmic evolution theories

Galaxies from the early universe are more like our own Milky Way than previously thought, flipping the entire narrative of how scientists think about...

Astronomers discover newborn galaxies with the James Webb Space Telescope

With the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers are now able to peer so far back in time that we are approaching...

New recipes for origin of life may point way to distant, inhabited planets

Life on a faraway planet -- if it's out there -- might not look anything like life on Earth. But there are only so...

Hidden ocean the source of carbon dioxide on Jupiter moon: Research

Carbon dioxide detected on Jupiter's moon Europa comes from the vast ocean beneath its icy shell, research using James Webb Space Telescope data indicated...

NASA team simulates a glimpse of our galaxy in gravitational waves

Astronomers using simulated data have produced a glimpse of the sky as it would appear in gravitational waves, cosmic ripples in space-time generated by...

Core of the most distant galaxy protocluster observed

The study of how individual stars are born and die in galaxies, how new stars are born from remnants of old stars, and how...
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