Squeezed by neighbors, planet glows with molten lava

Astrophysicists discovered that an exoplanet is covered with so many active volcanoes that seen from a distance it would take on a fiery, glowing-red hue.

Astrophysicists discover a novel method for hunting the first stars

A recent study has discovered a novel method for detecting the first-generations stars, known as Population III (Pop III) stars, which have never been directly detected. 

Astronomers Finally Solve Mystery of Star Violently Erupting For Decades

Most stars in the Milky Way just hang around doing pretty normal star things, but one particular star just will not.

Perseverance: Nasa's Mars rover celebrates 1,000 days of science

Nasa says its Perseverance rover has essentially completed the job it was asked to do when it landed on Mars in February 2021.

Mysterious Objects in Space Could Be Giant Dyson Spheres

One group of scientists thinks that we may already have detected technosignatures from a technological civilization's Dyson spheres, but the detection is hidden in our vast troves of astronomical data.

Study Suggests AI Is The Reason We've Never Found Aliens

Could AI be the universe's "great filter" – a threshold so hard to overcome that it prevents most life from evolving into space-faring civilizations?

Radio astronomers bypass disturbing Earth's atmosphere with new calibration technique

An international team of researchers has produced the first sharp radio maps of the universe at low frequencies. Thanks to a new calibration technique, they bypassed the disturbances of the Earth's ionosphere.

Strange Blobs Deep Within Earth May Have Created Plate Tectonics

On the scale of cataclysmic events, the whomping impact of a Mars-sized object that crashed into Earth some 4.5 billion years ago ranks pretty highly: thought to have set in motion the movement of our planet's fractured, rocky crust.

Possible atmosphere on rocky exoplanet found for 1st time

For the first time, astronomers say that they have detected a possible atmosphere on a rocky exoplanet. This smaller rocky world, 55 Cancri e, is only 41 light-years from Earth. But unlike our planet it is extremely hot.

A new explanation for what happened to the water on Venus

A new study details dissociative recombination, which may have led to Venus losing its water.

Running Around a "Wall of Death" Could Help Astronauts Exercise

Motorcyclists have long ridden on an apparatus called the “wall of death,” which involves driving in circles parallel to the ground. Scientists are theorizing that something similar could be used for astronauts to exercise on the Moon.

Clouds Blanket The Night Side Of The Hot Exoplanet WASP-43b

Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), a team of astronomers, including scientists from MPIA, constructed a global temperature map of the hot, gas giant exoplanet WASP-43b. 

Life on Mars seems very likely after recent Curiosity rover discovery

The mystery of life’s origins on Earth has long puzzled scientists, but a recent discovery on Mars might be shedding new light on this profound question, while also inching closer to finding life on Mars.

The James Webb Space Telescope Reveals Details of the Horsehead Nebula

Focused on the part of the sky where you can spot the constellation Orion on clear nights, the James Webb Space Telescope’s latest dispatch blinks in astonishing images from an area known as the Orion B molecular cloud.

New evidence found for Planet 9

A small team of planetary scientists from U.S. reports possible new evidence of Planet 9.