Science

Detecting the Neutrinos From a Supernova That’s About to Explode

Neutrinos are puzzling things. They're tiny particles, almost massless, with no electrical charge. They're notoriously difficult to detect, too, and…

6 months ago

Deep Down in Ocean Worlds, it’s Difficult to Tell Where the Oceans End and the Rock Begins

We all know what water is. And what rock is. The difference is crystal clear. Well, here on Earth it…

7 months ago

More Evidence that Europa’s Oceans Could be Habitable

At first glance, Jupiter's moon Europa doesn't seem much like Earth. It's a moon, not a planet, and it's covered…

7 months ago

How an Advanced Civilization Could Exploit a Black Hole for Nearly Limitless Energy

A black hole as a source of energy? We know black holes as powerful singularities, regions in space time where…

7 months ago

Newborn Exoplanets can be Completely Stripped of Their Atmosphere by Stars

Newborn exoplanets can have a tough life. They may form an atmosphere, but that atmosphere can be doomed. Their stars…

7 months ago

Finally! Mars InSight’s Mole is Now Underground

It looks like the InSight Lander's Mole instrument is making some progress. After months of perseverance, the team operating the…

8 months ago

Black Hole Seen Blasting Out Jets at Close to the Speed of Light

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has spotted a distant black hole shooting out jets of material, at close to the speed…

8 months ago

Ocean Circulation Might Be the Key to Finding Habitable Exoplanets

We've found thousands and thousands of exoplanets now. And spacecraft like TESS will likely find thousands and thousands more of…

8 months ago

New Data Show How Phytoplankton Pumps Carbon Out of the Atmosphere at an Enormous Scale

One of the most fascinating things about planet Earth is the way that life shapes the Earth and the Earth…

8 months ago

How Will Covid-19 affect the Future of Science?

The full ramifications of the recent novel coronavirus pandemic are not yet known, and probably won't be known or even…

9 months ago