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What Role do Radioactive Elements Play in a Planet’s Habitability?

According to new study by a team from UC Santa Cruz, the right amount of radioactive elements could also be…

2 years ago

What’s Happening with Betelgeuse? Astronomers Propose a Specialized Telescope to Watch the Star Every Night

An international team of astronomers recommends creating "Betelgeuse Scope" to monitor this mysterious star find out why it has been…

2 years ago

What is the Earth’s Mantle Made Of?

Like all the other terrestrial planets, (Mercury, Venus, and Mars) the Earth is made up of many layers. This is…

7 years ago

What are the Earth’s Layers?

There is more to the Earth than what we can see on the surface. In fact, if you were able…

7 years ago

The Science of Heat Transfer: What Is Conduction?

Heat is an interesting form of energy. Not only does it sustain life, make us comfortable and help us prepare…

8 years ago

Trapped Gas Explains Saturn’s Fresh Face

The mystery of Saturn's bright, youthful appearance is a step closer to resolution. And it actually has to do with…

9 years ago

An Enormous Arctic Spiral

Looking south across the southern tip of Greenland, this satellite image shows an enormous cloud vortex spiraling over the northern…

10 years ago

Surprising Swirls Above Titan’s South Pole

Thanks to Cassini's new vantage point granted by its inclined orbit researchers have gotten a new look at the south…

10 years ago

“Cool” Gas May Be At The Root Of Sunspots

[/caption] Although well over 40 years old, the Dunn Solar Telescope at Sunspot, New Mexico isn't going to be looking…

11 years ago

Stellar X-Rays Strip Planet To Bare Bones

[/caption] Some 880 light years away, a star named CoRoT-2a is busy decimating one of its planets - CoRoT-2b. Orbiting…

11 years ago