Galaxies stop neighbors from growing by stealing gas from their hearts

Massive galaxies may be siphoning off star-forming material from the very hearts of smaller satellite galaxies, according to the results of a newly published study. The interaction causes the smaller cosmic structures to stagnate and essentially cease … Continue reading Galaxies stop neighbors from growing by stealing gas from their hearts

Dinosaur extinction may have resulted from death of “sungrazing” comet

A new study is questioning the origin of the body that smashed into Earth’s surface millions of years ago, causing a global extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. According to the research, the impactor may have originated from a massive sphere… Continue reading Dinosaur extinction may have resulted from death of “sungrazing” comet

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket set to launch NASA moon outpost in 2024

NASA has announced that it will rely on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the first elements of its future Moon-orbiting space station. The initial core sections of the gateway, including the habitation unit and propulsion element, are currently e… Continue reading SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket set to launch NASA moon outpost in 2024

Dark energy instrument snaps breathtaking image of galactic neighbor

Astronomers have captured a stunning image of one of the Milky Way’s neighboring spiral galaxies. The portrait was taken using an instrument that was first created to hunt down dark energy – the enigmatic, invisible force that may be responsible for ac… Continue reading Dark energy instrument snaps breathtaking image of galactic neighbor

Venus may have been without active tectonic plates for a billion years

Venus may not have had Earth-like tectonic plates for the last billion years, according to the results of a new study. Instead, the planet, which is often referred to as Earth’s twin, may be covered in a single thick outer plate.Continue ReadingCategor… Continue reading Venus may have been without active tectonic plates for a billion years

Glaciers on Mars likely didn’t form during a single ice age event

Mars may have experienced up to 20 ice ages in the past 300 to 800 million years, according to the results of a new study. Glaciers that formed during the cooling periods represent fascinating targets for future exploration missions, due to the abundan… Continue reading Glaciers on Mars likely didn’t form during a single ice age event

Glaciers on Mars likely didn’t form during a single ice age event

Mars may have experienced up to 20 ice ages in the past 300 to 800 million years, according to the results of a new study. Glaciers that formed during the cooling periods represent fascinating targets for future exploration missions, due to the abundan… Continue reading Glaciers on Mars likely didn’t form during a single ice age event

Juno to explore Jupiter’s rings and moons during new mission extension

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will take a Cassini-like approach to exploring the Jovian system when it embarks on its latest mission extension in August later this year. Over the next four years the probe will make multiple passes of Jupiter’s rings and moons… Continue reading Juno to explore Jupiter’s rings and moons during new mission extension