STELLAR RICHES Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii (shown) found 12 new stars with too much lithium, one of which has the largest lithium abundance yet seen for its star type.
Dr. Hideaki Fujiwara/Subaru Telescope/NAOJ
HIT THE GAS Jets from supermassive black holes, like the one shown in this artist’s illustration, could be ultimately responsible for three different types of enigmatic high-energy particles.
DUSTUP A dust storm (right) captured by the Mars Global Surveyor in 2001 swirls over much of the Red Planet. These storms are helping hydrogen from water vapor escape from the Red Planet, a new study finds.
New telescopes and spacecraft will soon help researchers scour our galaxy for signs of extraterrestrial life. But what might aliens look like? And if they do exist, why haven’t they returned our calls? These are just some of the questions addressed in the Science News special report “In Search of Aliens” (SN: 4/30/16, p. 24