UNLV geoscientists formed analogue clay minerals in a lab, which suggest that, if organic matter is present on Mars, it might not be well preserved.
Boston University astronomers suggest searching for charged oxygen in the ionospheres of exoplanets as an alternative method for finding extraterrestrial life.
Researchers have developed the most advanced model of the universe, called IllustrisTNG, which will advance understanding of how galaxies form and evolve.
Satellite galaxies are assumed to be widely distributed around their host and move in random directions. But that’s not what astronomers found when they observed Centaurus A.
The agency’s Kilopower project meets several important criteria: It’s powerful enough to fuel habitats, life-support systems, and other equipment, yet remains small and lightweight.
The Xinjiang Qitai 110-meter Radio Telescope — QTT, for short — could help advance research on dark matter, gravitational waves, and extraterrestrial intelligence.
Found in Egypt in 1996, the stone contains pre-solar grains that could indicate it originated outside of our solar system.
Sky watchers discovered 11 new streams of stars that are the remnants of nearby galaxies and star clusters absorbed by the Milky Way.
Astronauts can lose 2 percent of their bone mass each month, and experiments on the International Space Station are testing a method for countering bone loss in orbit — and back on Earth.
The navigation system uses x-ray light emitted from pulsars the same way global positioning systems use atomic clocks, which could eliminate the need for costly ground-based guidance systems.