Science

The Atmosphere On Venus Rotates Faster than the Planet, and Now Astronomers Think They Know Why

Venus is unique—almost—in our Solar System because it's what's known as a "super-rotator." That means that Venus' atmosphere rotates faster…

3 months ago

Astronomers Find a Planet With Three Times the Mass of Jupiter

Jupiter is the Boss. Well, in terms of planets in our Solar System it is. It's played a huge role…

3 months ago

When Universities Reopen, Will Students Return?

In response to the Covid-19 global pandemic, schools and universities around the world have shut their doors and told their…

3 months ago

There Might Be Dust Devils On Titan Too

Saturn's moon Titan is alone among the Solar System's moons. It's the only one with any atmosphere to speak of.…

3 months ago

How Will Covid-19 affect the Future of Science?

The full ramifications of the recent novel coronavirus pandemic are not yet known, and probably won't be known or even…

3 months ago

Astronomers Finally Think They Understand Where Interstellar Object Oumuamua Came From and How it Formed

'Oumuamua caused quite a stir when it visited our Solar System in 2017. It didn't stay long, however, and when…

4 months ago

Seriously, Life Really Does Get Around. It was Found in Rocks Deep Beneath the Seafloor

After a lot of hard work spanning many years, a team of scientists have discovered something surprising. They've found abundant…

4 months ago

Because of Coronavirus Lockdowns, Europe is Having the Same Drop in Pollution that we Saw in China

The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus is creating all kinds of chaos for human society. But for the dear…

4 months ago

This is Foam, Made in Space

Say hello to Space Foam. The ESA has a science lab on the International Space Station called Columbus. Inside that…

5 months ago

Your Umbrella is Insufficient on a Planet Where it Rains Iron

Imagine a planet where it rained iron. Sounds impossible. But on one distant exoplanet, which is tidally locked to its…

5 months ago