US-Japan satellite to study global rain, snow
A new satellite built by NASA and its Japanese counterpart is poised to launch next month on a mission to study rain and snow around the world, the US space agency said Monday.
Milky Way's biggest star may have had a different beginning
The current theory of star formation has a problem: it cannot make big stars.
Precious Western Australia mineral geologically 'young'
Scientists at Curtin University have chronicled the genesis of a particular type of iron deposit in the state's north, finding that the valuable mineral formed relatively late in Western Australia's evolution.
Oxygen to the core
(Phys.org)—An international collaboration including researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has discovered that the Earth's core formed under more oxidizing condition's than previously proposed.
Large water reservoirs at the dawn of stellar birth
(Phys.org)—ESA's Herschel space observatory has discovered enough water vapour to fill Earth's oceans more than 2000 times over, in a gas and dust cloud that is on the verge of collapsing into a new Sun-like ...
Debut of chromium signatures clocks great oxidation event
Banded ironstone core samples from the Pilbara have aided in dating the first appearance of atmospheric oxygen at 2.48 billion years ago.
From the Earth to the Moon: Resolving estimates of proto-Earth accretion with lunar-forming impact
Shining starlight on the dark cocoons of star birth
(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have discovered a new, cosmic phenomenon, termed "coreshine," which is revealing new information about how stars and planets come to be.
Noninvasive probing of geological core samples
Oil and natural gas companies rely upon geological core analyses to help them understand and evaluate oil and gas reserves. A rock sample can reveal myriad details about a geological structure's formation, ...
Astrophysicists unwind 'Cold Dark Matter Catastrophe' conundrum
For nearly twenty years scientists have been trying to resolve the discrepancy in the cold dark matter paradigm - the so-called "Cold Dark Matter catastrophe". Recently an international research group including physics professor ...