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May 31, 2016

Decoding Light for Clues About Dark Matter

May 29, 2016 — An international team of researchers is developing an instrument that will decode the light of the night sky to understand the nature of dark ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Scientists have discovered two geologically young craters -- one 16 million, the other between 75 and 420 million, years old -- in the Moon's darkest ... read more

May 20, 2016 — A team of National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported researchers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) discovered new evidence about how the Earth's ... read more

May 19, 2016 — On May 12, 2016, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured this striking image of Mars, when the planet was 50 million miles from Earth. The photo reveals details as small as 20 ... read more

May 19, 2016 — The origin of many of the most precious elements on the periodic table, such as gold, silver and platinum, has perplexed scientists for more than six decades. Recently, however, a team of ... read more

May 19, 2016 — The geologic shape of what were once shorelines through Mars' northern plains convinces scientists that two large meteorites -- hitting the planet millions of years apart -- triggered a pair of ... read more

May 19, 2016 — New findings have revealed that the ring current -- an electrical current carried by energetic ions that encircles our planet -- behaves in a much different way than previously ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Icy objects in our solar system have large oceans under their surfaces and here life could evolve and flourish, according to recent ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Astronomers have found the first evidence of comets around a star similar to the sun, providing an opportunity to study what our solar system was like as a ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Astronomers have made an unexpected discovery that a large group of stars are dying prematurely, challenging our accepted view of stellar ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Astronomers have detected a sub-stellar object that used to be a star, after being consumed by its white dwarf ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Looking up at the night sky -- expansive and seemingly endless, stars and constellations blinking and glimmering like jewels just out of reach -- it's impossible not to wonder: Are we alone? For ... read more

You Were Right: Rotational Motion Is Relative, Too, Mr. Einstein!

May 18, 2016 — It has been one hundred100 years since the publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity in May 1916. Physicists have now demonstrated that the rotational motion in the universe is also ... read more

NASA Super Pressure Balloon Begins Globetrotting Journey

May 18, 2016 — NASA successfully launched a super pressure balloon on a potentially record-breaking, around-the-world test ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Jupiter is hit by an average of 6.5 objects per year that create impacts large enough to be visible from Earth, according to preliminary results from a worldwide campaign by amateur astronomers to ... read more

May 18, 2016 — Some supernovae have a reserve tank of radioactive fuel that cuts in and powers their explosions for three times longer than astronomers had previously thought. A team of astronomers detected the ... read more

May 18, 2016 — In this image from ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), light from blazing blue stars energizes the gas left over from the stars' recent formation. The result is a strikingly colorful emission ... read more

May 17, 2016 — The odd-looking mountains on Jupiter's innermost moon, Io, are made by a tectonic process unique to Io (and maybe the early Earth), suggests a numerical ... read more

May 17, 2016 — The ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa could have the necessary balance of chemical energy for life, even if the moon lacks volcanic hydrothermal activity, finds a new ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Carnegie's Allan Sandage, who died in 2012, was a tremendously influential figure in the field of astronomy. His final paper focuses on unraveling a surprising historical mystery related to one ... read more

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