chemistry

If Europa has Geysers, They’re Very Faint

In 2013, the Hubble Space Telescope spotted water vapour on Jupiter's moon Europa. The vapour was evidence of plumes similar…

2 weeks ago

Webb Finds Deep Space Alcohol and Chemicals in Newly Forming Planetary

Since its launch in 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has made some amazing discoveries. Recent observations have found…

4 weeks ago

Europe Has Big Plans for Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Saturn's moon, Enceladus, is a gleaming beacon that captivates our intellectual curiosity. Its clean, icy surface makes it one of…

4 weeks ago

Another Hycean Planet Found? TOI-270 d

Hycean planets may be able to host life even though they're outside what scientists consider the regular habitable zone. Their…

1 month ago

The LIFE Telescope Passed its First Test: It Detected Biosignatures on Earth.

We know that there are thousands of exoplanets out there, with many millions more waiting to be discovered. But the…

2 months ago

If Exoplanets Have Lightning, it’ll Complicate the Search for Life

Discovering exoplanets is almost routine now. We've found over 5,500 exoplanets, and the next step is to study their atmospheres…

2 months ago

Astrobiology: Why study it? How to study it? What are the challenges?

Universe Today has proudly examined the importance of studying impact craters, planetary surfaces, and exoplanets, and what they can teach…

3 months ago

There are Mysteries at Venus. It’s Time for an Astrobiology Mission

When scientists detected phosphine in Venus' atmosphere in 2020, it triggered renewed, animated discussions about Venus and its potential habitability.…

3 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.…

4 months ago

ESA’s Ariel Mission is Approved to Begin Construction

We're about to learn a lot more about exoplanets. The ESA has just approved the construction of its Ariel mission,…

5 months ago