Our solar system is like a 4.6-billion-year-old crime scene. Crater-ridden surfaces, misaligned planetary orbits and streams of interplanetary debris are the cosmic equivalents of blood spatters on the wall and skid marks from a getaway car. These and other clues tell of a chaotic beginning for our planetary family. Buried in those
For one brief shining moment after the 2015 detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes, astronomers held out hope that the universe’s mysterious dark matter might consist of a plenitude of black holes sprinkled throughout the universe. UC Berkeley physicists have dashed those hopes. Based on a statistical analysis of
Ultra-faint dwarf galaxies are the smallest, most dark matter dominated, and least chemically enriched stellar systems in the universe, and are important targets for understanding dark matter and galaxy formation. They comprise by number the majority of galaxies in the universe, and not least, dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way
Everybody knows the world's got a serious carbon dioxide problem, but an ingenious and potentially cost-effective way of dealing with our surplus CO2 could provide the means of tomorrow's battery technology. For years scientists have looked at ways of capturing carbon and storing it underground or even potentially in the ocean.
Most stars are just out there in space, doing their star thing, but not the pulsar called RX J0806.4-4123. It's been caught doing something that's never been seen before. It's emitting infrared radiation - and only infrared radiation - at a huge distance. Long-distance emission from neutron stars is nothing new.
ASTRONOMERS have discovered a set of galaxies which, in theory, are “too big and too bright” to exist. The galaxies in question are the most luminous to have ever been spotted. Such is the brightness of the galaxies that the team from the University of Massachusetts have dubbed them ‘outrageously luminous’,
In August of 2016, astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet around Proxima Centauri – the closest star to our solar system. In addition, they confirmed that this planet (Proxima b) orbited within its star's habitable zone. Since then, multiple studies have been
A really weird form of matter found in ultradense objects such as neutron stars is looking like a good candidate for the strongest material in the Universe. According to new calculations, it clocks in at a massive 10 billion times stronger than steel. "This is a crazy-big figure," physicist Charles Horowitz
A research group have applied artificial intelligence to assess how cancers can progress and evolve. The aim is to enable medics to use personalized treatments for individual patients, thereby boosting survival rates. The new development comes from the Institute of Cancer Research London together with medical technologists from the University of
The all-wheel EQC features over 200 miles of range, and it's expected to come to market sooner than anticipated. Tesla, you have a sizable challenger. Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its upcoming all-electric SUV. The Mercedes-Benz EQC will be an all-wheel drive car with over 200 miles of range. The SUV is finally coming
Although the science mission of its successor, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is now underway, NASA isn't done with the Kepler Space Telescope just yet. Its scientists have awoken the deep space probe to gather scientific data yet again, though with an unknown amount of fuel and a compromised