Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet's surface with molten rock during its earliest days, but still may have left oases of water that could have supported the evolution of life, scientists say.
A double star system with misaligned protoplanetary disks around 450 light-years from Earth has been discovered, potentially explaining why some exoplanet orbits can be wildly eccentric. Continue reading →
Could small amounts of liquid water exist on the surface of Mars? Salt may be a key to answering that question.
A newfound alien planet is one for the record books.
A strange geometric shape observed on a faraway world. Haven't we seen this movie before? Thankfully, it turns out the shape is likely a product of nature and not the ghost of Stanley Kubrick. Ian O'Neill explains.
Conventional wisdom says that moons originate from their planets, so imagine everyone's surprise when data emerged suggesting that Saturn's moon Titan might be older than Saturn itself.
When Martian layers of ice and dust become dislodged, they can create dramatic block falls that can be spotted from orbit. Continue reading →
Pesticides known to kill bees, neonicotinoids, were found in over half of garden plants from local home improvement stores.
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