First results from LUCID mapping cosmic rays and solar wind
A satellite experiment to study cosmic rays and the solar wind that was devised by school students is now successfully collecting data in space. LUCID, the Langton Ultimate Cosmic ray Intensity Detector, ...
Astronomers see pebbles poised to make planets
A team of astronomers led from St Andrews and Manchester universities today (6 July) announced the discovery of a ring of rocks circling a very young star. This is the first time these 'pebbles', thought ...
Dwarf planet Ceres offers big surprises for scientists
The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid world's surface.
Scientists readying for flurry of data as New Horizons nears Pluto
With each passing day, mankind gets a better look at Pluto. And each day, Pluto is showing mankind it has a lot to learn.