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Space Exploration 13 hours ago

Starlinks can produce surprisingly bright flares for pilots

How can sunlight reflecting off SpaceX's Starlink satellites interfere with ground-based operations? This is what a study recently posted to the arXiv preprint server hopes to address as a pair of researchers investigate ...

Planetary Sciences 16 hours ago

Recent and extensive volcanism discovered on Venus

A new analysis of data collected on Venus more than 30 years ago suggests the planet may currently be volcanically active.

Astronomy 18 hours ago

Rethinking the sun's cycles: New physical model reinforces planetary hypothesis

Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Latvia have posited the first comprehensive physical explanation for the sun's various activity cycles. It identifies vortex-shaped currents ...

Ecology May 26, 2024

The secret is out: The world found the Owyhees—Advocates say it's time to protect the land

Just southwest of Boise lies one of the last vast swaths of solitude in the United States.

Planetary Sciences May 26, 2024

TESS finds intriguing world sized between Earth and Venus

Using observations by NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and many other facilities, two international teams of astronomers have discovered a planet between the sizes of Earth and Venus only 40 light-years ...

Earth Sciences May 26, 2024

EarthCARE satellite to probe how clouds affect climate

Will clouds help cool or warm our world in the years ahead? The EarthCARE satellite will soon blast off on a mission to find out, aiming to investigate what role clouds could play in the fight against climate change.

Astronomy May 25, 2024

Dyson spheres: Astronomers report potential candidates for alien structures, and evidence against their existence

There are three ways to look for evidence of alien technological civilizations. One is to look out for deliberate attempts by them to communicate their existence, for example, through radio broadcasts. Another is to look ...

Astronomy May 25, 2024

Euclid space telescope unveils new images of the cosmos

A mind-boggling number of shining galaxies, a purple and orange star nursery and a spiral galaxy similar to our Milky Way: new images were revealed from Europe's Euclid space telescope on Thursday.

Astronomy May 25, 2024

Cosmic leap: NASA Swift satellite and AI unravel the distance of the farthest gamma-ray bursts

The advent of AI has been hailed by many as a societal game-changer, as it opens a universe of possibilities to improve nearly every aspect of our lives.

Astronomy May 25, 2024

Scientists discover CO₂ and CO ices in outskirts of solar system

For the first time, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide ices have been observed in the far reaches of our solar system on trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs).

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