Astronomy

Dwarf planet with bruises

This false color photograph shows the blue shimmering areas on Ceres in turquoise. (Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech, UCLA, MPS / DLR / IDA...

Ancient carbonates are evidence of water

The Flensburg meteorite, which weighs 24.5 grams, is around 4.5 billion years old. (Image: A. Bischoff / M. Patzek, University of Münster) The Flensburg...

Five planets in harmonic dance

Planets in the TOI-178 system (illustration). (Image: ESO / L. Calçada / spaceengine.org) Astronomers have already discovered several stars with many planets in space,...

This is how Martian water becomes oxygen and fuel

There could be usable water sources on Mars for future missions. But the wetness of the red planet is problematic. (Image: dottedhippo...

New star catalog of the Milky Way

Gaia telescope in front of the Milky Way (Image: ESA / ATG medialab, ESA / Gaia / DPAC) The Gaia Space Telescope has been scanning...

An extrasolar “Planet 9”

This is how the exoplanet HD 106906 b could look on its inclined outer orbit. (Image: ESA / Hubble, M. Kornmesser) Astronomers have been...

Mysterious particles in sight

Researchers have determined the forces that act between protons and hyperons - particles with mysterious properties. The results are also a key to...

Intergalactic web discovered

This illustration shows the gigantic gas web (left) of the Abell 3391/95 system (right). (Image: Reiprich et al., Astronomy & Astrophysics, doi: 10.1051...

Machine brain maps lunar craters

The craters of the moon are by no means all mapped. (Image: NASA) The Earth's satellite is littered with craters of various sizes and...

Superconductivity at room temperature

In this experimental setup, the researchers created their superconductor. (Image: Adam Fenster) Superconductors conduct electricity without resistance and could therefore revolutionize electronics and power...

Gravity with a lens effect

The gravitational lens effect can bend, intensify, split and even fan the light into a ring. (Image: Pitris / iStock) Ghost images in curved...

More water on the moon

View of the lunar surface in the southern polar region. (Image: NASA / GSFC, Scientific Visualization Studio) For a long time, data from space...

Lens Effect reveals little vagabonds

The duration of a microlens event and the distortion of the background star enable conclusions to be drawn about the mass of a passing...

First almost radio burst from our galaxy

The CHIME telescope in Canada discovered the radio flash. (Image: Andre Renard / CHIME Collaboration) The origin of the ultra-short but extremely high-energy cosmic...

Subtle glow

Jupiter's moon Europa in a picture of the space probe Galileo. (Image: NASA / JPL, DLR) Jupiter's moon Europa is considered to be the...

How Mars is still drying up

Researchers are on the trail of water loss on the red planet. (Petmal / iStock) H2O at astonishing heights: Scientists have discovered how our...

Neutrinos reveal a second fusion path in the sun

In our sun, hydrogen fuses to helium in several ways. (Image: SOHO / NASA & ESA) The sun gets its energy from the fusion...

Comet Chury has an aurora

Comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko (Image: ESA / Rosetta / NAVCAM) On earth, the northern lights provide spectacular sky spectacles - colored luminous phenomena in the...

Wiggling at the event horizon

Modeling of the light ring in M87 from 2009 to 2017: The light zone moves. (Image: M. Wielgus & the EHT collaboration) In April...

Mars: patchwork of deep water reservoirs

Look at the south pole region of Mars. (Image: dottedhippo / iStock) On the trail of the Martian wet: Researchers have confirmed previous indications...

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