Space

More Stories in Space

  1. Gas giant core planet illustration
    Space

    A newfound exoplanet may be the exposed core of a gas giant

    A planet about 734 light-years away could be a former gas giant that lost its atmosphere or a failed giant that never finished growing.

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  2. illustration of moonlet asteroid
    Planetary Science

    An asteroid’s moon got a name so NASA can bump it off its course

    A tiny moon orbiting an asteroid finally got a name because NASA plans to crash a spacecraft into it.

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  3. Black hole light collision illustration
    Space

    Colliding black holes may have created a surprising flare of light

    A flare-up after a gravitational wave outburst may be the first sighting of light from colliding black holes.

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  4. inside the Borexino detector
    Particle Physics

    Physicists spot a new class of neutrinos from the sun

    Researchers with the Borexino experiment in Italy have detected neutrinos produced in the secondary fusion process taking place in the sun’s core.

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  5. Black hole collision illustration
    Space

    LIGO and Virgo detected a collision between a black hole and a mystery object

    The first evidence of an object more massive than any neutron star and more lightweight than any black hole has astronomers wondering what it is.

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  6. black hole shooting jet of plasma into space
    Space

    Black hole plasma jets are shaped like bell-bottoms

    Jets of high-energy particles change from slightly curved sides to flared cones as they shoot away from galaxies, just like flare-legged pants.

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  7. MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting Mercury
    Particle Physics

    Measuring the neutron’s lifetime from space could solve an enduring mystery

    Measurements on Earth show that lone neutrons decay after about 15 minutes, and now scientists have measured that lifetime from space.

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  8. Titan lakes
    Space

    Flat spots on Saturn’s moon Titan may be the floors of ancient lake beds

    Bright radio signals from Titan indicate the presence of ancient lake beds in its tropics, a new analysis finds.

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  9. International Space Station
    Quantum Physics

    This weird quantum state of matter was made in orbit for the first time

    Bose-Einstein condensates made on the International Space Station could reach temperatures lower than any known in the universe.

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