The twin findings further prospects for one day discovering evidence of life on the Red Planet.
Helium is abundant throughout the universe, but detection of the element in exoplanet atmospheres has eluded astronomers — until now.
Both a solid and a liquid, superionic ice forms under temperature and pressure extremes that are not found naturally on Earth.
Astronomers from Lancaster University have modeled conditions during the earliest moments of the cosmos.
Data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory suggests clusters of stellar-mass black holes surround Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
An improved gravitational lensing technique provides a glimpse of Icarus, a star located about 9 billion light-years from Earth.
Analysis of moon rocks collected during the Apollo missions and volcanic rocks from Earth’s oceans reveals water was present before an impact with a Mars-sized object created the moon.
A new galaxy called NGC1052-DF2, or DF2 for short, challenges prevailing theories of galaxy formation.
Dark matter is thought to account for 25 percent of the mass of the universe, but it has never been observed. Berkeley Lab researchers hope to change that with a new approach.
Observations gathered by Kepler have revolutionized scientists’ understand of exoplanets, as well as many other aspects of our universe.