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  • Comet makes a pit stop near Jupiter's asteroids
    25 February 2021, 8:37 pm
    After traveling several billion miles toward the Sun, a wayward young comet-like object orbiting among the giant planets has found a temporary parking place along the way. The object has settled near a family of captured ancient asteroids, called Trojans, that are orbiting the Sun alongside Jupiter. This is the first time a comet-like object has been spotted near the Trojan population.

  • Scientists link star-shredding event to origins of universe's highest-energy particles
    25 February 2021, 2:25 pm
    A team of scientists has detected the presence of a high-energy neutrino in the wake of a star's destruction as it is consumed by a black hole. This discovery sheds new light on the origins of Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays -- the highest energy particles in the Universe.

  • Parker Solar Probe offers stunning view of Venus
    25 February 2021, 2:25 pm
    NASA's Parker Solar Probe captured stunning views of Venus during its close flyby of the planet in July 2020. For more insight, the WISPR team planned a set of similar observations of the Venusian nightside during Parker Solar Probe's latest Venus flyby on Feb. 20, 2021. Mission team scientists expect to receive and process that data for analysis by the end of April.

  • Evidence of dynamic seasonal activity on a Martian sand dune
    24 February 2021, 6:03 pm
    A scientist examined 11 Mars years of image data to understand the seasonal processes that create linear gullies on the slopes of the megadune in the Russell crater on Mars.

  • New study suggests supermassive black holes could form from dark matter
    24 February 2021, 4:08 pm
    A new theoretical study has proposed a novel mechanism for the creation of supermassive black holes from dark matter. The international team find that rather than the conventional formation scenarios involving 'normal' matter, supermassive black holes could instead form directly from dark matter in high density regions in the centres of galaxies. The result has key implications for cosmology in the early Universe.

  • Cold gas pipelines feeding early, massive galaxies
    24 February 2021, 3:07 pm
    Researchers have detected cosmic pipelines supplying the cold gases necessary for the formation of massive galaxies and the creation of stars. It is the first direct observational evidence of the phenomenon in the early universe.

  • The Milky Way may be swarming with planets with oceans and continents like here on Earth
    23 February 2021, 1:28 am
    According to a new study, Earth, Venus and Mars were created from small dust particles containing ice and carbon. The discovery opens up the possibility that the Milky Way may be filled with aquatic planets.

  • NASA's Mars Perseverance rover provides front-row seat to landing, first audio recording of Red Planet
    22 February 2021, 11:17 pm
    New video from NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. A microphone on the rover also has provided the first audio recording of sounds from Mars.

  • Big galaxies steal star-forming gas from their smaller neighbors
    22 February 2021, 10:42 pm
    Astronomers have discovered that large galaxies are stealing the material that their smaller counterparts need to form new stars.

  • NASA's Swift helps tie neutrino to star-shredding black hole
    22 February 2021, 6:47 pm
    For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our galaxy. Using ground- and space-based facilities, they traced the neutrino to a black hole tearing apart a star, a rare cataclysmic occurrence called a tidal disruption event.

  • Scientists image a bright meteoroid explosion in Jupiter's atmosphere
    22 February 2021, 6:45 pm
    From aboard the Juno spacecraft, an instrument observing auroras serendipitously spotted a bright flash above Jupiter's clouds last spring. The Ultraviolet Spectrograph (UVS) team studied the data and determined that they had captured a bolide, an extremely bright meteoroid explosion in the gas giant's upper atmosphere.

  • Binary stars are all around us, new map of solar neighborhood shows
    22 February 2021, 3:22 pm
    A doctoral student has mined the most recent Gaia survey for all binary stars near Earth and created a 3D atlas of 1.3 million of them. The last local survey included about 200 binary pairs. With such census data, astronomers can conduct statistical analyses on binary populations. For pairs that contain white dwarfs, it's possible to determine the age of their main-sequence companion, and thus of any exoplanets around them.

  • Touchdown! NASA's Mars Perseverance rover safely lands on Red Planet
    18 February 2021, 10:20 pm
    The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers). About the size of a car, the robotic geologist and astrobiologist will undergo several weeks of testing before it begins its two-year science investigation of Mars' Jezero Crater. A fundamental part of its mission is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life.

  • First black hole ever detected is more massive than we thought
    18 February 2021, 8:28 pm
    New observations of the first black hole ever detected have led astronomers to question what they know about the Universe's most mysterious objects. The research shows the system known as Cygnus X-1 contains the most massive stellar-mass black hole ever detected without the use of gravitational waves.

  • On the quest for other Earths
    17 February 2021, 5:54 pm
    An international research team has developed a new method for directly imaging smaller planets in the habitable zone of a neighboring star system. This opens up new possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life.

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