Category: Science News

Enceladus, Not Europa, Could Be the Best Place to Search for Extraterrestrial Life

There’s a lot of totally understandable excitement in the scientific community around exploring the Jovian moon Europa. With NASA planning to launch two multi-billion...

Floating IBM Robot Ships Out to International Space Station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched to the International Space Station (ISS) in the wee hours Friday morning. The unmanned mission will bring new supplied and instruments...

Astronomers Say Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua Might be a Comet After All

Astronomers around the world were positively tickled last year when we detected our first interstellar object inside the solar system. The object was named ‘Oumuamua,...

Martian Dust Storm Is Now a ‘Planet-Encircling’ Event

The dust storm raging on Mars shows no signs of abating. In fact, it’s still growing in size. NASA says the storm is now a “global” event that completely encircles...

Organic Molecules on Ceres Are More Abundant Than Previously Thought

Dawn has been in orbit of Ceres since March, 2015 and its three-year examination of the dwarf planet has vastly expanded our understanding of its nature and composition....

NASA Unveils Massive Asteroid Impact Preparedness Plan

It’s not a matter of if, but rather when, a large asteroid or comet impacts Earth. It has happened many times in the past, but Earth has never been home to a...

CERN Begins ‘High-Luminosity’ Upgrade for Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been churning out groundbreaking science ever since it went into operation in 2010. The giant particle accelerator, perched on the...

MIT Neural Network Accelerates MRI Image Processing by 1,000 Times

Doctors often need to compare two MRI images to track changes in the body over time, but the process of lining up the images to make accurate measurements is extremely...

NASA Loses Contact With Opportunity Rover as Martian Dust Storm Rages On

Things on Mars may have gone from bad to worse for the Opportunity rover. The dust storm on the planet shows no signs of abating, and NASA now says the rover has missed...

Astronomers Are Watching a Black Hole Tear a Star Apart in Another Galaxy

Astronomers detected a massive outpouring of energy from a distant galaxy 10 years ago, which would usually mean a supernova event — the death of a star. The galaxy in...