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Hubble's dazzling display of 2 colliding galaxies
colliding galaxiesTuesday March 12, 2019 7:33AM ET
Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies.
U.S. scientists detect electricity-breathing bacteria
electricity-breathing bacteriaMonday March 11, 2019 6:12AM ET
During a spring experiment in Yellowstone National Park, U.S. scientists identified heat-adapted bacteria that breathe electricity through the solid carbon surface of electrodes, published the Journal of Power Sources.
1.5 trillion Suns: Scientists found far more accurate weight of Milky Way
Milky WaySunday March 10, 2019 6:38AM ET
The Milky Way is as heavy as 1.5 trillion Suns and measures 256,000 light years across, according to latest findings.
Study confirms horseshoe crabs are really relatives of spiders, scorpions
horseshoe crabsSaturday March 9, 2019 7:23AM ET
Blue-blooded and armored with 10 spindly legs, horseshoe crabs have perhaps always seemed a bit out of place.
Galactic wind provides clues to evolution of galaxies
galaxiesFriday March 8, 2019 7:07AM ET
The Cigar Galaxy (also known as M82) is famous for its extraordinary speed in making new stars, with stars being born 10 times faster than in the Milky Way.
'Goldilocks' stars may be 'just right' for finding habitable worlds
Goldilocks starsFriday March 8, 2019 5:18AM ET
Scientists looking for signs of life beyond our solar system face major challenges, one of which is that there are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy alone to consider.
Scientists tackle major challenges to sending astronauts to search for life on Mars
Astronauts on MarsThursday March 7, 2019 6:21AM ET
An international team of researchers, which includes scientists from McMaster\'s School of Geography & Earth Sciences, NASA, and others, is tackling one of the biggest problems of space travel to Mars: what happens when we get there?
The rotation of stars in galaxies such as our Milky Way is puzzling
Rotation galaxyWednesday March 6, 2019 6:26AM ET
The orbital speeds of stars should decrease with their distance from the center of the galaxy, but in fact stars in the middle and outer regions of galaxies have the same rotational speed.
Asteroids are stronger, harder to destroy than previously thought
asteroidTuesday March 5, 2019 4:36AM ET
A popular theme in the movies is that of an incoming asteroid that could extinguish life on the planet, and our heroes are launched into space to blow it up.
Small Kuiper Belt objects are surprisingly rare
Kuiper BeltMonday March 4, 2019 5:44AM ET
Using New Horizons data from the Pluto-Charon flyby in 2015, a Southwest Research Institute-led team of scientists have indirectly discovered a distinct and surprising lack of very small objects in the Kuiper Belt.
155 giant turtles released on Galapagos Islands
Galapagos turtlesFriday March 1, 2019 7:36AM ET
A group of 155 juvenile giant turtles, native to the Galapagos Islands, were released after being held in captivity as part of a breeding program, the Environment Ministry of Ecuador said.
Hiding black hole found in our galaxy
black holeFriday March 1, 2019 4:24AM ET
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud.
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