Minus 144 Degrees Celsius: The Coldest Region in Antarctica is Far Colder than Scientists Believed

Scientists have known for many years that Antarctica’s valleys are the coldest place on Earth, and satellites showed the lowest temperature being minus 93 degrees Celsius. However, satellite data was analyzed recently... Read more »

Odds of Life on Mars Boosted: Scientists Analyzed the Crust of a Martian Meteorite

Researchers published a new study on 27 June, showing that the crust that surrounds Mars could have made life on Mars possible. The crust encased the Red Planet 100 million years earlier... Read more »

The Hayabusa 2 Arrives Safely Close to Ryugu After Its 3.5-Year Journey

On 27 June, the Japanese spacecraft named Hayabusa 2 (‘peregrine falcon‘ in Japanese), arrived above the diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu, which is 300 million kilometers away from Earth. It has traveled for three-and-a-half... Read more »

The Power of Stars Might be Necessary for Aliens to Survive

In a recent paper a scientist ponders what it would take for future intelligent aliens to survive in an ever-changing cosmic environment. As the universe keeps expanding, the alien life forms will... Read more »

“Are We Alone?” Asks an Exoplanet Scientist at NASA

In just ten years, scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets, learning that there are many worlds in our galaxy, but are they able to host life? And if they are, could we... Read more »

NASA Missed the Huge Fireball Lighting the Russian Sky

Early morning on June 21, the sky got brighter for a while as a space rock entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over Russia. According to more information from NASA, the fireball entered... Read more »

Chinese Space Station Tiangong-2 Dives Toward Earth, Shocking Experts

Earlier this year, Chinese space station Tiangong-1 crashed to Earth uncontrollably, in a ball of fire. Recently, experts were baffled as they saw the successor, Tiangong-2, act strangely. On 13 June, Tiangong-2... Read more »

Hayabusa 2 Space Probe Approaches Asteroid Ryugu And Sends Home Detailed Images

The Hayabusa 2 space probe from Japan has now entered the final leg of its mission, which started four and a half years ago. It has completed a course adjustment, and it’s... Read more »

There Are 121 Gas Giants With Habitable Moons

After NASA’s Kepler telescope was launched in 2009, it started identifying exoplanets that orbit other stars. Until now, astronomers used it to find more than 2,000 planets. The main mission of the... Read more »

Researchers Just Recovered Fragile Images From The 19th Century

The centuries-old images degraded over time can now be uncovered with the help of scientists and tiny X-ray beams. Believed impossible to reveal, two photographs taken back in 1850 involving daguerreotypes have... Read more »