A tiny object whizzing through our solar system has left space experts baffled.
Not only does NASA not know what the mysterious object is, they also have no idea where it came from, according to a news release. Because it’s not behaving like a typical space rock native to our system, scientists […]
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis from Cambridge University was so popular the day it became publicly available that it crashed the university’s website.
Hawking’s 1966 thesis, entitled “Properties of expanding universes,” was reportedly viewed more than 2 million times within days of it being made public.
“This is far […]
Spending a year in space takes such a toll on the human body that astronauts literally have to learn how to walk again once they’re back on Earth. At least, that’s what seems to have happened to Scott Kelly — the American astronaut who spent 340 days on the International Space Station (ISS) between 2015 […]
Atomic-level images of dendrites, finger-like growths that are capable of penetrating the barrier that separates battery compartments and cause batteries to blow up, shed light on why batteries fail.
Dendrites hamper the ability of batteries to store more energy posing a stumbling block for battery-operated devices and electric cars to work longer.
Image copyright Robert Nicholls Image caption Artwork: Sinosauropteryx probably lived in open environments, under constant threat of predation A dinosaur from China sported a “bandit mask” pattern in the feathers on its face, scientists have said. Researchers came to their conclusion after studying three well-preserved fossil specimens of the extinct creature, called Sinosauropteryx. They were […]
A visitor from interstellar space has likely been spotted in our solar system for the first time ever.
The object, known as A/2017 U1, was detected last week by researchers using the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii.
“We have been waiting for this day for decades,” Paul Chodas, manager of […]
One measurement that had not been made was what is called the “magnetic moment” of the antiproton. The magnetic moment measures how a particle reacts to magnetic force. Recently, an international team of researchers at CERN used the Baryon Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment (BASE) to measure the magnetic moment of an antiproton to incredibly high precision. […]
Dry ice is carving streaks into the Martian landscape that NASA describes as looking like “scratch marks.” The space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shared a photo of the lines, made in Mars’ Hellas Planitia, that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took as it was surveying the area — part of an almost 1,400-mile-wide impact basin on […]