Phenomenally durable crystals called zircons are used to date some of the earliest and most dramatic cataclysms of the solar system.
We have heard the Mars exploration mantra for more than a decade: follow the water. In a new paper published in the journal Science, the
When a star collapses forming a black hole, a space-time singularity is created wherein the laws of Physics no longer work.
The search for life beyond Earth is one of the grandest endeavors in the history of humankind -- a quest that could transform our understanding
A study published in Scientific Reports-Nature puts forward a new explanation for the Martian megafloods: enormous discharges of subterranean water that dug out the biggest
An international team led by researchers at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich observed massive dead galaxies in the universe 4 billion years after
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have found traces of two enormous meteorite impacts in the Swedish county of Jämtland, a twin strike that occurred
Researchers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and Queen's University in Canada have unraveled the mystery of how Jupiter and Saturn likely formed. This discovery, which
A new study shown that meteorite impacts on ancient oceans may have created nucleobases and amino acids.
Ancient Ritualistic Village Burnings Opened the Door to Data Collection
Since 2010, the best estimate of the age of Earth’s magnetic field has been 3.45 billion years. But now a researcher responsible for that finding
Researchers are developing instruments and methods for measuring the ages of rocks encountered during space missions to the Moon or other planets.
Astronomers have long known that powerful cosmic winds can sometimes blow through galaxies, sweeping out interstellar material and stopping future star formation. Now they have
Compared to its celestial neighbours Venus and Mars, Earth is a pretty habitable place. So how did we get so lucky? A new study sheds
The high seas of Mars may never have existed. According to a new study that looks at two opposite climate scenarios of early Mars, a
Hidden magnetic messages contained within ancient meteorites are providing a unique window into the processes that shaped our solar system, and may give a sneak
The 17th century saw unprecedented changes in our understanding of the universe.