carbon

White dwarfs are a big source of carbon in the Universe

In their nuclear hearts, stars fuse elements heavier than hydrogen, creating the ingredients necessary to make planets, oceans, and people.…

1 year ago

Two White Dwarfs Merged Together Into a Single “Ultramassive” White Dwarf

Astronomers have found a white dwarf that was once two white dwarfs. The pair of stars merged into one about…

2 years ago

There Should Be More Iron In Space. Why Can’t We See It?

Iron is one of the most abundant elements in the Universe, along with lighter elements like hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon.…

2 years ago

There’s a Surprising Amount of Life Deep Inside the Earth. Hundreds of Times More Mass than All of Humanity

Scientists with the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) are transforming our understanding of life deep inside the Earth, and maybe on…

3 years ago

Astronomers Have Found Grease in Space

A new study by a team of astronomers from Australia and Turkey has determined that space is filled with immense…

3 years ago

New Study Says Earth Avoided a “Carbon Overdose” During Formation

A new study has indicated that the depletion of carbon from Earth-forming materials may have been essential to life here…

4 years ago

Cooking Up Life in the Cosmic Kitchen

A recent discovery points to the role of stars in building more complex biological molecules instead of tearing them apart…

5 years ago

Why Do Red Giants Expand?

We know that the Sun will last another 5 billion years and then expand us a red giant. What will…

6 years ago

Meteorite May Contain Proof of Life on Mars, Researchers Say

Mars is currently home to a small army robotic rovers, satellites and orbiters, all of which are busy at work…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 31, 2014: Bad Week in Space

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) Ken Kremer (kenkremer.com /…

7 years ago