Wormholes are a staple of science fiction – but could they be science fact? Surprisingly, a bridge between two distant points in space and time fits into current physics models, although no evidence that they do exist has ever been found. Now, researchers from the University at Buffalo have outlined
Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periods, according to an international team of scientists that includes a Texas A&M University College of Geosciences researcher.Marion Nachon, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at
NASA has integrated the first RS-25 engine with the recently-completed core stage of its upcoming super heavy-lift Moon rocket – the Space Launch System (SLS). The engines are refurbished units that were built to power the now-defunct Space Shuttle Program, and that will now be used to return astronauts to
There may be many Earth-like planets scattered around the universe, a study has suggested, raising the possibility that other habitable worlds are out there—and that life may have evolved on it.The first exoplanets—a planet beyond our solar system—were discovered in the 1990s. Since then, thousands have been revealed, with over
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best pictures yet of our newest interstellar visitor.This comet from outside our solar system is zooming by us at a blistering 110,000 mph (177,000 kph). Hubble caught some glam shots over the weekend from a distance of 260 million miles (420 million kilometers).
Astronomers have discovered a galaxy with some strange clouds orbiting the supermassive black hole in the center. Rather than all circling in the same direction as is usually expected, the galaxy NGC 1068 has two rings that orbit in opposite directions. This phenomenon might go a long way towards explaining