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Hubble captures 'shadow play' caused by possible planet
Hubble planetsMonday January 16, 2017 9:04AM ET
Searching for planets around other stars is a tricky business. They are so small and faint that it's hard to spot them.
How darkness and cold killed dinosaurs
DinosaursMonday January 16, 2017 5:00AM ET
Sixty six million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind's reign on Earth.
Searching for planets in the Alpha Centauri system
Alpha CentauriSaturday January 14, 2017 6:13AM ET
ESO has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives to adapt the Very Large Telescope instrumentation in Chile to conduct a search for planets in the nearby star system Alpha Centauri.
Little bay in Denmark stored record amount of carbon
ThurøbundSaturday January 14, 2017 5:13AM ET
Forests are potent carbon sinks, but also the oceans' seagrasses can store enormous amounts of carbon. A little bay in Denmark stores a record amount of carbon.
Moon likely formed 4.51 billion years ago
MoonFriday January 13, 2017 7:35AM ET
A new analysis of lunar rocks brought to Earth by Apollo 14 astronauts in 1971 suggests that the moon formed 4.51 billion years ago — just 60 million years after the solar system itself took shape.
10,000 times more sensitive tool to look for life in space
SETIFriday January 13, 2017 5:52AM ET
Scientists have developed a new tool that can look for signs of life with 10,000 times more sensitivity than instruments carried on previous spaceflight missions.
Humans occupied Tibetan Plateau thousands of years earlier than previously thought
Tibetan PlateauThursday January 12, 2017 7:10AM ET
Humans likely established permanent settlements on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau between 13,000-7,400 years ago, according to new research.
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