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Lava Flows on Venus Suggest That the Planet Was Never Warm and Wet

A new study on the volcanic highlands of Venus casts doubt on whether or not the planet ever had oceans.

5 days ago

Astronomers Find 20 – Yes 20 – New Moons for Saturn

A team of astronomers led by Scott Sheppard has discovered 20 new moons around Saturn, putting it ahead of Jupiter!

1 week ago

The Raw Materials for Amino Acids – Which are the Raw Materials for Life – Were Found in the Geysers Coming out of Enceladus

According to a recent study, Enceladus' plumes may contain the building blocks of amino acids, which are the building blocks…

1 week ago

Astronomers Find Cyanide Gas in Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov, but Don’t Panic Like it’s 1910

An international team of astronomers recently obtained spectra from the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, which confirmed the presence of cyanide gas.

2 weeks ago

Earth, Solar System, Milky Way. Are they Getting More or Less Massive Over Time?

According to a study by The Milky Way Halo Research Group, we now know how quickly the Milky Way is…

2 weeks ago

Exoplanet Orbits its Star Every 18 Hours. The Quickest Hot-Jupiter Ever Found

The Next Generation Transit Survey recently discovered a hot-Jupiter with the shortest orbital period observed to date, just 18 hours!

2 weeks ago

A Red Dwarf Star Has a Jupiter-Like Planet. So Massive it Shouldn’t Exist, and Yet, There It Is

Thanks to the Kepler mission and other efforts to find exoplanets, we've learned a lot about the exoplanet population. We…

2 weeks ago

Tracking Twilight: ‘Purple Sunset Effect’ Seen Worldwide

Has twilight looked at little… mauve to you as of late? The effect is subtle, but noticeable on a clear…

2 weeks ago

Musk Presents the Orbital Starship Prototype. Flights will Begin in Six Months

Coinciding with SpaceX's 17th anniversary, Elon Musk provided the latest updates on the design of the Starship and Super Heavy…

2 weeks ago

New Technique for Estimating the Mass of a Black Hole

A Russian-led team of astronomers has developed a method for estimating the mass of a supermassive black hole by looking…

2 weeks ago