Mars rover’s weather data bolster case for brine 14 April 2015, 12:00 pm Perchlorate, identified in martian soil by the Curiosity mission, has properties of absorbing water vapor from the atmosphere and lowering the freezing temperature of water.
Black hole hunters tackle a cosmic conundrum 20 April 2015, 8:44 pm Astrophysicists have not only proven that a supermassive black hole exists in a place where it isn't supposed to be, but in doing so have opened a new door to what things were like in the early universe.
Pulsing light may indicate supermassive black hole merger 20 April 2015, 4:10 pm As two galaxies enter the final stages of merging, scientists have theorized that the galaxies' supermassive black holes will form a 'binary,' or two black holes in such close orbit they are gravitationally bound to one another. In a new study, astronomers present direct evidence of a pulsing quasar, which may substantiate the existence of black hole binaries.
Scaled-up version of our solar system 130 light-years away 20 April 2015, 2:51 pm Astronomers has obtained the first results from the LEECH exoplanets survey. The findings reveal new insights into the architecture of HR8799, a 'scaled-up' version of our solar system 130 light-years from Earth.
Dwarf planet Ceres color map reveals surface diversity 16 April 2015, 7:56 pm A new color map of dwarf planet Ceres, which NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting since March, reveals the diversity of the surface of this planetary body. Differences in morphology and color across the surface suggest Ceres was once an active body.
Northern lights: How 'black' auroras actually work 15 April 2015, 3:09 pm While our understanding of how the aurora's shimmering curtains of colour are formed, scientists have struggled to explain the black patches between the bright beams. Now scientists have discovered what happens at the heart of these so-called "black aurora".