Scientists have discovered a handful of stars that are inexplicably rich in phosphorus, a key ingredient for life as we know it, in our galaxy.
“It looks like the majority of these organisms are living at energy regimes that are below what we thought was even capable of maintenance—just staying alive.”
“Just months before the end, after we’ve lost the outer planets to the great and growing blackness, the Earth drifts away from the Sun, and the Moon from the Earth. We too enter the darkness, alone.”
The Milky Way tore apart a collection of extremely old stars two billion years ago, and scientists have found the grizzly remains.
Tabloids and UFO enthusiasts have had a field day speculating about the strange photo, but the answer lies in the difficulty of sending data from space.
Next month, scientists will enter “Green Banana,” a 425-foot-deep sinkhole in the Floridian seafloor that may contain hidden secrets, including novel microbial life.
An international team of astronomers snapped this photo of a young star and its two gigantic planets from a distance of 300 light years.
A new international study identifies 37 volcanic hotspots, or coronae, which scientists say are currently erupting with lava flows.
"We’ve never been closer to the Sun with a camera," a European Space Agency scientist said.
NASA wants to explore Mars, but a new agency directive shows that avoiding “extraterrestrial life and bioactive molecules” hitching a ride back to Earth is a top priority.
Scientists believe they have likely discovered a new and unexplained class of space object: the Odd Radio Circle, or ORC.
An international team of scientists has discovered a filament of a fundamental structure known as the cosmic web hiding in the 'Zone of Avoidance,' and it's one of the biggest structures ever seen by humans.