Study determines the original orientations of rocks drilled on Mars

MIT geologists determined the original orientation of many of the bedrock samples collected on Mars by…

Researchers reveal anomalous heating in the sun’s upper atmosphere

Top panel: synoptic maps of Ca ii K line intensity from rotations 827–1764 (1915 August–1985 July).…

Four new astronauts head to the International Space Station for a 6-month stay

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule with a crew of four on a mission…

Kenya’s had unusually hot weather—an expert unpacks what could be causing it

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In early 2024 most parts of Kenya, including Nairobi, experienced unusually high…

What ended the ‘dark ages’ in the early universe? New Webb data just brought us closer to solving the mystery

Credit: NASA / ESA / CSA / Ivo Labbe (Swinburne) / Rachel Bezanson (University of Pittsburgh)…

Mars had its own version of plate tectonics

Topographic data are draped over infrared image data showing complex tectonic structures and volcanic deposits in…

Japan moon lander put to sleep after surviving lunar night

This image provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/Takara Tomy/Sony Group Corporation/Doshisha University shows an…

Where will you be for the April 8 total solar eclipse? There’s still time to grab a spot

People gather near Redmond, Ore., to view the sun as it nears a total eclipse by…

Night-shining cloud mission ends; yields high science results for NASA

NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) mission, seen in this visualization, contributed to NASA’s…

When an object like ‘Oumuamua comes around again, we could be ready with an interstellar object explorer

Artist’s impression of the interstellar object, ‘Oumuamua, experiencing outgassing as it leaves our solar system. Credit:…

Astronomers build a 3D map of dust within thousands of light-years

3D map of dust in galaxy. Credit: arXiv (2023). DOI: 10.48550/arxiv.2308.01295 If you explore the night…

Physicists suggest a possible way to confirm or deny the existence of the Chinguetti meteorite

Map showing the high sand dunes, > 30 m height, to the south of Chinguetti. Credit:…

Research team develops nanoparticle-based sonodynamic therapy for H. pylori infection

In vitro performances of the model nanosonosensitizers. Credit: Nature Communications (2024). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-024-45156-8 Helicobacter pylori (H.…

Precision pulmonary medicine: Engineers target lung disease with lipid nanoparticles

Using lipid nanoparticles (LNPs), Penn Engineers successfully delivered genetic material that suppresses lung tumors. Credit: Mitchell…

High-resolution simulations provide new insights into how galaxies are formed

Part of the simulated universe. In the center, a galaxy is born through gas that later…

Proba-3’s laser-precise positioning

Credit: ESA – M. Pédoussaut An infrared view of a laser-based test campaign—taking place at Redwire…

The tools in a medieval Japanese healer’s toolkit: From fortunetelling and exorcism to herbal medicines

An ‘onmyoji,’ an expert on yin and yang, performs divination with counting rods in an Edo-period…

How will space transform the global food system?

Credit: European Space Agency According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global agricultural production will…

Hubble captures dense globular cluster NGC 1841

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features a densely populated group of stars, the globular cluster…

Not such a bright idea: Cooling the Earth by reflecting sunlight back to space is a dangerous distraction

An infographic showing the effects of solar engineering methods. Credit: OceanCare The United Nations Environment Assembly…

Planning for a smooth landing on Mars

Instantaneous solution quantities shown for a static Mach 1.4 solution on a mesh consisting of 33…