Here and gone: Outbound comets are likely of alien origin

IMAGE: Researchers computed the common courses of long-orbit comets (blue) disturbed by a passing gas-giant-sized things (white) and items of interstellar origin (red). view more  Credit: NAOJ Astronomers at the... Read more »

Leading astronomers and geophysicists honored in RAS bicentenary

IMAGE: Professor Sandra Moore Faber. view more  Credit: Steve Kurtz / UC Santa Cruz The Royal Astronomical Society is pleased to reveal the winners of its medals and rewards for... Read more »

NASA’s TESS mission uncovers its first world with two stars

In 2019, when Wolf Cukier completed his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York, he signed up with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, as... Read more »

FEFU scientists participate in development of ceramic materials that are IR-transparent

IMAGE: FESEM images of Y2O3?MgO composite SPS ceramics sintered at 1100 (a), 1200 (b), 1250 (c) and 1300°C (d) view more  Credit: FEFU press workplace Scientists from Far Eastern Federal... Read more »

Massive gas disk raises questions about planet formation theory

IMAGE: The circulation of dust is displayed in red; the circulation of carbon monoxide gas is displayed in green; and the circulation of carbon atoms is displayed in blue. view... Read more »

Seasonal forecasts challenged by Pacific Ocean warming

IMAGE: Sea surface area temperature levels throughout cold stage of PDO view more  Credit: CSHOR CSIRO research study has actually discovered worldwide warming will make it harder to forecast multi-year... Read more »

Hire more LGBTQ and disabled astronomers or risk falling behind, review finds

IMAGE: Professor Lisa Kewley, director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in All Sky Astrophysics (ASTRO 3D), in front of Australia’s Reynolds telescope, which dates from 1927. view more  Credit:... Read more »

Impact crater data analysis of Ryugu asteroid illuminates complicated geological history

IMAGE: Figure 1: Size and area of craters on Ryugu (Figure from the Journal paper): The craters are numbered in order of size. view more  Credit: Kobe University Analysis of... Read more »

The lunar cycle drives the nightjar’s migration

GPS tracking information exposes that the foraging activity of the European nightjar more than doubles throughout moon-lit nights, and the birds then move at the same time about 10... Read more »

New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind

Engineers and researchers collected around a screen in an operations space at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., excited to lay their eyes on the very first information... Read more »