New analysis explains formation of bulge on farside of moon
(PhysOrg.com) -- A bulge of elevated topography on the farside of the moon--known as the lunar farside highlands--has defied explanation for decades. But a new study led by researchers at the University of ...
NASA spacecraft now circling Mercury -- a first
For the first time, Earth has a regular orbiting eye-in-the-sky spying on the solar system's smallest and strangest planet, Mercury.
Researchers use new method to calculate gravitational constant
Cosmology group finds measurable evidence of dark matter filament
Gravitational Space Corridors Could Slash Space Travel Costs (w/ Video)
Asteroid Apophis could experience landslides when it passes near Earth
What's next for particle physicists, post-Higgs?
In March of last year, scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, identified the Higgs boson, the last elusive particle in the Standard Model ...
How do plants grow toward the light? Scientists explain mechanism behind phototropism
Plants have developed a number of strategies to capture the maximum amount of sunlight through their leaves. As we know from looking at plants on a windowsill, they grow toward the sunlight to be able to ...
Astrophysicists suggest behavior of Fermi bubbles may be explained by dark matter
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 ...
World's most sensitive dark matter detector set up
The world's most sensitive dark matter detector settled into a new home Friday in an old U.S. gold mine.
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Asteroid Vesta
NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Saturday became the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Image: Smile, and the universe smiles with you
An upbeat-looking galaxy cluster appears to smile at us in a newly released image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The cluster - designated as SDSS J1038+4849 - appears to have two eyes and a nose ...
The sun won't die for 5 billion years, so why do humans have only 1 billion years left on Earth?
In a few billion years, the sun will become a red giant so large that it will engulf our planet. But the Earth will become uninhabitable much sooner than that. After about a billion years the sun will become ...