All the space exploration missions we look forward to in 2021

All the space exploration missions we look forward to in 2021

Most of us will remember 2020 primarily as the year of the great pandemic, but let’s not forget how space exploration and astronomy had good years given the circumstances. NASA…

10 mega black hole findings from 2020

10 mega black hole findings from 2020

Physicists are currently living in the golden age of new knowledge about black holes. Since 2015, researchers have been able to obtain direct signals from merging black holes using the…

NASA’s Mars rover and ‘seven minutes of terror’

NASA's Mars rover and 'seven minutes of terror'

NASA has released an animation showing how its one-ton rover will land on Mars on February 18. The robot is sent to a crater called Jezero where it will search…

All of the dark matter in the universe may be primordial black holes – formed from the collapse of children’s universes shortly after the Big Bang

Baby Universes

by Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe December 28, 2020 Small universes branching out of our universe shortly after the Big Bang appear to us as…

Pluto’s atmosphere is as foggy as Titan, but for a different reason

Pluto's atmosphere is as foggy as Titan, but for a different reason

Zoom in / Pluto’s atmosphere is somewhat foggy. Saturn’s moon Titan is distinctive, partly due to its orange color and hazy atmosphere. It is almost impossible to see surface features…

2020 saw many successes in space exploration

2020 saw many successes in space exploration

Space exploration gave moments of hope in a difficult year. Three countries sent Space ship Towards Mars in 2020. Astronauts set off into orbit from the United States for the…

Astrophysicists discover large, unintelligible filaments of gas between galaxies

Abell 3391/95 System Optical Image

Optical image of the Abell 3391/95 system captured with a DECam. Overlaying the eROSITA image (darker = higher gas density) and radio lines (yellow) of the ASKAP telescope. Credit: Reiprich…

10 geological discoveries that totally rocked 2020

10 geological discoveries that totally rocked 2020

Scientists this year discovered some of the planet Earth’s most well-preserved secrets. They found hidden rivers, bits of lost continents and remnants of ancient rainforests, and delved into the ancient…

Watch: When the astronauts on the International Space Station celebrate Christmas in space and Santa visits them

Watch: When the astronauts on the International Space Station celebrate Christmas in space and Santa visits them

Although this year the Christmas celebrations around the world were quiet due to pandemicThe festive joy, however, managed to spread to outer space. The astronauts on the International Space Station…

Scientists have identified potential biomarkers to correlate when the submerged corpses died

Scientists have identified potential biomarkers to correlate when the submerged corpses died

Ophelia (1852) by John Everett Mehlis, inspired by Shakespeare’s character Hamlet , Who gets mad and drowns in a stream. It can be difficult for forensic scientists to determine how…