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June 26, 2022

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Scientists Map Sulfur Residue on Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa

A team has used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe Jupiter's moon, Europa, at ultraviolet wavelengths, filling in a 'gap' in the various wavelengths used to observe this icy water world. The ...

Scientists Identify a Possible Source for Charon's Red Cap

Scientists combined data from NASA's New Horizons mission with novel laboratory experiments and exospheric modeling to reveal the likely composition of the red cap on Pluto's moon Charon and how it ...

Gaia Space Telescope Rocks the Science of Asteroids

The European Gaia space mission has produced an unprecedented amount of new, improved, and detailed data for almost two billion objects in the Milky Way galaxy and the surrounding cosmos. The Gaia ...
A new study of an old meteorite contradicts current thinking about how rocky planets like the Earth and Mars acquire volatile elements such as hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, ...
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Planets of Binary Stars as Possible Homes for Alien Life

Nearly half of Sun-size stars are binary. According to new research, planetary systems around binary stars may be very different from those around single stars. This points to new targets in the ...

Physicists Explain How Type of Aurora on Mars Is Formed

Researchers have learned how a type of aurora on Mars is formed. The physicists report discrete aurora form through the interaction of the solar wind and the crust at Mars' southern ...

Mars' Emitted Energy and Seasonal Energy Imbalance

Seasonal imbalance between the solar energy absorbed and released by the planet Mars could be a cause of the Red Planet's dust storms, according to new research. Understanding how the system ...

Extraterrestrial Stone Brings First Supernova Clues to Earth

The extraterrestrial Hypatia stone found in Egypt could be the first tangible evidence on Earth of a supernova type Ia explosion. These rare supernovas are some of the most energetic events in the ...

Explosion on a White Dwarf Observed

When stars like our Sun use up all their fuel, they shrink to form white dwarfs. Sometimes such dead stars flare back to life in a super hot explosion and produce a fireball of X-ray radiation. A ...

Astronomers Find 'Gold Standard' Star in Milky Way

In our sun's neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy is a relatively bright star, and in it, astronomers have been able to identify the widest range of elements in a star beyond our solar system ...

Physicists Develop Ideal Testing Conditions of Solar Cells for Space Applications

Researchers have described the optimal conditions for testing perovskite solar cells for ...

Search Reveals Eight New Sources of Black Hole Echoes

Astronomers discovered eight new echoing black hole binaries in our galaxy, enabling them to piece together a general picture of how a black hole evolves during an outburst. The findings will help ...

Spinning Stars Shed New Light on Strange Signal Coming from Galactic Center

Researchers have found an alternative explanation for a mysterious gamma-ray signal coming from the center of the galaxy, which was long claimed as a signature of dark ...

Discovery of 30 Exocomets in a Young Planetary System

The star Beta Pictoris has fascinated astronomers because it enables them to observe a planetary system in the process of formation. It is made up of at least two young planets, and also contains ...

Earth's Atmosphere May Be Source of Some Lunar Water

Hydrogen and oxygen ions escaping from Earth's upper atmosphere and combining on the moon could be one of the sources of the known lunar water and ice, according to new ...

The Instability at the Beginning of the Solar System

Researchers have unveiled a new theory that could help solve a galactic mystery of how our solar system evolved. Specifically, how did the gas giants -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune -- end up ...

A Roadmap for Deepening Understanding of a Puzzling Universal Process

Scientists have detailed a roadmap for untangling a key aspect of magnetic recognition that could deepen insight into the workings of the ...

Why Venus Rotates, Slowly, Despite Sun's Powerful Grip

If not for the soupy, fast-moving atmosphere on Venus, Earth's sister planet would likely not rotate. Instead, Venus would be locked in place, always facing the sun the way the same side of the ...

Giant Stars Undergo Dramatic Weight Loss Program

Astronomers have found a slimmer type of red giant star for the first time. These stars have undergone dramatic weight loss, possibly due to a greedy companion. The discovery is an important step ...

4 Billion-Year-Old Relic from Early Solar System Heading Our Way

An enormous comet -- approximately 80 miles across, more than twice the width of Rhode Island -- is heading our way at 22,000 miles per hour from the edge of the solar system. Fortunately, it will ...

Simulating Supernova Remnants, Star Formation in Earthbound Lab

When triggered by some external agent, shockwaves can propagate through molecular clouds of gas and dust to create pockets of dense material. At a certain limit, that dense gas and dust collapses and ...

Modeling Earth's Magnetosphere in the Laboratory

Scientists report a method to study smaller magnetospheres, sometimes just millimeters thick, in the laboratory. The new experimental platform combines the magnetic field of the Large Plasma Device ...

Neptune Is Cooler Than We Thought: Study Reveals Unexpected Changes in Atmospheric Temperatures

New research has revealed how temperatures in Neptune's atmosphere have unexpectedly fluctuated over the past two ...

Earliest Record of a Candidate Aurora Found in Chinese Annals

A celestial event mentioned in an ancient Chinese text turns out to be the oldest known reference to a candidate aurora, predating the next oldest one by some three centuries, according to a recent ...

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