New research suggests that near-Earth encounters can 'shake' asteroids
(PhysOrg.com) -- For decades, astronomers have analyzed the impact that asteroids could have on Earth. New research by MIT Professor of Planetary Science Richard Binzel examines the opposite scenario: that ...
New research resolves conflict in theory of how galaxies form (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- For more than two decades, the cold dark matter theory has been used by cosmologists to explain how the smooth universe born in the big bang more than 13 billion years ago evolved into the ...
What will the Large Hadron Collider reveal?
With its successful test run at the end of 2009, the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, seized the world record for the highest-energy particle collisions created by mankind. We can now reflect ...
Giant Planet Set for a Cataclysmic Show
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of Chinese astronomers have discovered a giant planet close to the exotic binary star system QS Virginis. Although dormant now, in the future the two stars will one day erupt in a violent ...
Image: Prometheus Plays Tug of War with One of Saturn's Rings
(PhysOrg.com) -- The diminutive moon Prometheus whips gossamer ice particles out of Saturn's F ring in this image taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Aug. 21, 2009.
New Celestial Map Gives Directions for GPS
(PhysOrg.com) -- Many of us have been rescued from unfamiliar territory by directions from a Global Positioning System (GPS) navigator. GPS satellites send signals to a receiver in your GPS navigator, which ...
Gravitational Space Corridors Could Slash Space Travel Costs (w/ Video)
Craters on Vesta and Ceres Could Hold Key to Jupiter's Age
Crater patterns on Vesta and Ceres could help pinpoint when Jupiter began to form during the evolution of the early solar system.
Jupiter had temporary moon for 12 years
Comet 147P/Kushida-Muramatsu was captured as a temporary moon of Jupiter in the mid-20th century and remained trapped in an irregular orbit for about twelve years.
New report explains sea level anomaly this summer along the US Atlantic coast
Persistent winds and a weakened current in the Mid-Atlantic contributed to higher than normal sea levels along the Eastern Seaboard in June and July, according to a new NOAA technical report.