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Venus has Clouds of Concentrated Sulfuric Acid, but Life Could Still Survive

A new study has found that some of the building blocks of organic molecules could survive in Venus clouds, suggesting…

8 months ago

What Does it Take to Make Black Holes Collide?

In a recent study published in Astronomy and Astrophysical Letters, a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…

1 year ago

5,000 Exoplanets!

Before NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) mission launched in 2018, astronomers tried to understand what it would find in…

2 years ago

The Surface of the Moon is Electrically Charged, Which Could Allow a Hovering Robot to Explore it

A team from MIT has developed a concept for a robotic mission that would use ion beams to levitate on…

2 years ago

Life Could Make Habitable Pockets in Venus’ Atmosphere

The tantalizing possibility that life exists in the clouds of Venus is once again causing a stir amongst planetary scientists…

2 years ago

When Did Photosynthesis Begin?

Sometime around 2.4 billion years ago, a nascent planet Earth underwent one of the most dramatic changes in its history.…

2 years ago

Researchers Create the Most Powerful Magnet Ever Made on Earth: 20 Teslas

On September 5, 2021, a team of MIT researchers successfully tested a high-temperature superconducting magnet, breaking the world record for…

2 years ago

CHIME Detected Over 500 Fast Radio Burst in its First Year, Providing new Clues to What’s Causing Them

The CHIME radio observatory detected over 500 Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) during its first year in operation, the study of…

3 years ago

If Astronomers see Isoprene in the Atmosphere of an Alien World, There’s a Good Chance There’s Life There

According to new research from MIT, isoprene is another biosignature we should be on the lookout for on exoplanets!

3 years ago

New Images of the “Golf Ball” Asteroid Pallas

New images of the asteroid Pallas (the clearest and most detailed to date) reveal that it looks like a "golf…

4 years ago