Imagine a dust particle in a storm cloud, and you can get an idea of a neutron's insignificance compared to the magnitude of the molecule it inhabits.
Astronomers have designed and trained a computer program which can classify tens of thousands of galaxies in just a few seconds, a task that usually takes months to accomplish.
In 2011, scientists confirmed a suspicion: There was a split in the local cosmos.
Scientists have used data from the Southwest Research Institute-led Magnetospheric Multiscale mission to explain the presence of energetic heavy elements in galactic cosmic rays.
New research has determined that the Sun’s powerful magnetic field influenced Mercury’s core, thus showing how stars exert control over the composition of their planets. Despite being one of the solar system’s smallest planets, Mercury has been found to possess a huge core with a high concentration of iron. The core of Mercury is believed to possess a liquid outer shell, just like Earth’s. But, unlike our planet, research indicates that this liquid shell surrounds a solid iron inner core for Mercury.
Astronomers have discovered the smallest and most massive white dwarf ever seen.
The exoplanet satellite hunter CHEOPS of the European Space Agency, in which the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias is participating along with other European institutions, has unexpectedly detected a third planet passing in front of its star while it was exploring two previously known planets around the same star.
Cosmic dawn, when stars formed for the first time, occurred 250 million to 350 million years after the beginning of the universe, according to a new study led by researchers at University College London and the University of Cambridge.
The open access Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems has published a special section on the latest science, engineering, research, and programmatic advances of starshades, the starlight-suppression technology integral to extra-solar and exoplanet detection.
Quasars are very bright, distant and active supermassive black holes that are millions to billions of times the mass of the Sun.