Atoms in your body may come from distant galaxies

galaxies

Supercomputer simulations suggest much of the matter in the Milky Way may have come from other galaxies by a process of ‘intergalactic transfer’ It seems natural to assume that the matter from which the Milky Way is made was formed within the galaxy itself, but a series of new supercomputer simulations

One small step begins journey to stars

Proxima Centauri

THE smallest ever spacecraft have been successfully put into orbit in what may be the first step towards visiting our nearest star — Proxima Centauri. THE smallest ever spacecraft have been put into orbit in what may be the first step towards the stars. Breakthrough Starshot is a plan to send man-made probes

Cassini continues on its final Saturn jaunt

Cassini Saturn Orbit

After 13 years of exciting discoveries, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is making its final orbits of Saturn. On September 15 it will commence its mission-ending plunge into the thick atmosphere of the gas giant, but recent observations are proving that Cassini still has some surprises in store.Dubbed the "Grand Finale", this

Scientists Are One Step Closer to Finding Dark Matter

Cold Or Fuzzy? Dark matter is the unseen, mostly unknown material that comprises the bulk of our Universe. However, exactly what dark matter is has long been debated, in large part because it has yet to be directly detected. New research from an international team of cosmologists narrows down the possibilities

The worst storm in the solar system

storm

Whenever you want to have a non-controversial conversation with someone you don’t know very well, it’s a safe bet that talking about the weather will do the trick. Everyone has some memorable weather stories — getting soaked in a downpour, the air conditioning breaking during a heat wave, camping in

The Moon’s Interior Could Contain Lots of Water

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Ancient volcanic deposits on the moon reveal new evidence about the lunar interior, suggesting it contains substantial amounts of water.Using satellite data, scientists from Brown University studied lunar pyroclastic deposits, layers of rock that likely formed from large volcanic eruptions. The magma associated with these explosive events is carried to the

Game Of Thrones Could Actually Exist

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' Home World Could Actually Exist, Says Science Winter is coming. Here on Earth, we can accurately predict when it will arrive, how long it will last, and even — to a large extent — how severe it will be. But that isn't the case for the continents of Westeros and

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