Astronomy

Mars may have had liquid water earlier than previously thought

The solid crust of Mars formed very quickly after the birth of the solar system, according to a recently…

Kepler-186f

Kepler-186f, an exoplanet with important similarities with Earth

NASA announced in 2014 the discovery by the Kepler telescope of an exoplanet of size comparable to the Earth,…

The incredible image of an exoplanet forming around a star

A newborn planet has been observed for the first time by astronomers. The planet was discovered by a┬áteam from…

The Hayabusa 2 probe will bring back some of the asteroid Ryugu

In 2014, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa-2 arrived at its reference point, 20 kilometers from the asteroid Ryugu. The three…

A wave in the atmosphere of Venus accelerates its rotation

For years, scientists have been unable to agree on the duration of a day on Venus, but this new…

Black hole swallows star in epic encounter

The encounters between black holes and stars are not rare occurrences on a cosmic scale, and when such an…

Astronomers have discovered two star systems with planets similar to the Earth

The search for exoplanets continues to bear fruit. Recently a group of scientists from the Institute of Astrophysics of…

Milky Way black holes

Mysterious objects discovered near the supermassive black hole at the center of the milky way

The Milky Way has obviously not yet revealed all its secrets. Proof is, observing the area occupied by the…

Diamond dust causing mysterious microwave emissions

For more than two decades, researchers have been puzzling over what is known as low-level microwave emissions (AME) in…

The number of massive stars in starburst galaxies baffles astronomers

Galaxies in the early universe as well as near the star formation regions challenge current ideas about the evolution…

The smallest black hole ever discovered

The NASA Chandra Space Telescope has just revealed the smallest black hole ever detected, just 2.7 times the mass…

Life on Mars: Curiosity finds complex organic molecules on the Red Planet

On November 26, 2011, the most ambitious planetary mission ever took off from Earth. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL),…

The moon

How the Moon influences time on Earth

1.4 billion years ago, a day did not last 24 hours, but only 18. Our moon is moving away…

Astronomers have discovered an unexpectedly large number of massive stars

A team of European astronomers detected in four distant galaxies a high number of massive stars, those that when…

Two galaxies are merging in a violent collision

At 100 million light-years from Earth, in the the constellation of Cygnus, NGC 3256 is a spiral galaxy of…

2018 GE3 Asteroid

A small asteroid has crashed in South Africa

A small asteroid between three to five meters (10 to 16 feet) in diameter that was detected from the…