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Carbon is Surprisingly Abundant in an Early Galaxy

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has once again found evidence that the early universe was a far more complex…

6 days ago

The Large Magellanic Cloud isn’t Very Metal

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is the Milky Way's most massive satellite galaxy. Because it's so easily observed, astronomers have…

2 months ago

OSIRIS-REx’s Final Haul: 121.6 Grams from Asteroid Bennu

After several months of meticulous, careful work, NASA has the final total for their haul of asteroidal material from the…

4 months ago

Webb Finds Icy Complex Organic Molecules Around Protostars: Ethanol, Methane, Formaldehyde, Formic Acid and Much More

In the quest to understand how and where life might arise in the galaxy, astronomers search for its building blocks.…

6 months ago

Wow. JWST Just Found Methane in an Exoplanet Atmosphere

If there's one chemical that causes excitement in the search for biosignatures on other worlds, it's methane. It's not a…

7 months ago

A Galaxy Only 350 Million Years Old Had Surprising Amounts of Metal

Astrophysicists working with the JWST have found a surprising amount of metal in a galaxy only 350 million years after…

7 months ago

Is it Life, or is it Volcanoes?

Astronomers are working hard to understand biosignatures and how they indicate life's presence on an exoplanet. But each planet we…

9 months ago

How Do Lava Worlds Become Earth-Like, Living Planets?

Earth was once entirely molten. Planetary scientists call this phase in a planet's evolution a magma ocean, and Earth may…

9 months ago

The JWST Just Found Carbon on Europa, Boosting the Moon’s Potential Habitability

Most planets and moons in the Solar System are clearly dead and totally unsuitable for life. Earth is the only…

9 months ago

Engineers Want to Make Methanol by Pulling Carbon Right Out of the Air

Methanol is one of our most extensively used raw materials. It's used as a solvent, a pesticide, and in combination…

9 months ago