NASA’s Juno Mission observed pulsating electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in Jupiter’s dawn magnetosphere that periodically expel energetic heavy ions into the atmosphere, producing stunning X-ray pulsations as captured by ESA XMM-Newton. Credit: ESA/NASA/Yao/Dunn An international research team led by YAO Zhonghua from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the […]

(Image credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus) Ancient “megaripples” as tall as five-story buildings are hiding deep under Louisiana, and their unique geology indicates that they formed in the immediate aftermath of the asteroid strike that killed the nonavian dinosaurs, a new study finds. The 52-foot-tall (16 meters) megaripples are about […]

Early this morning, from their Launch Site One facility in West Texas, Blue Origin made history as it conducted the first crewed flight of its New Shepardlaunch vehicle. The crew consisted of four commercial astronauts: Blue Origin and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, aerospace pioneer Wally Funk, and 18-year old student […]

A view of the Apollo Vent Field at the northern Gorda Ridge, where samples were collected by the ROV Hercules for studying microbial predators. Credit: OET/Nautilus Live Researchers Emphasize the Need for Baseline Information of Microbial Food Webs The hydrothermal vent fluids from the Gorda Ridge spreading center in the […]

A SuperBIT optical and ultraviolet composite image of the ‘Pillars of Creation’, trunks of gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, 7,000 light years away in the direction of the constellation of Serpens. Credit: SuperBIT team, from Romualdez et al. (2018) SPIE 10702 Durham, Toronto and Princeton Universities have teamed […]

Composition of images of Centaurus A in the optical range (ESO/WFI) and X-rays (NASA/CXC/CfA). Centaurus A is a massive galaxy that is in the process of merging with a neighboring spiral. Credits: ESO/WFI (Optical), MpIfR/ESO/Apex/ A.Weiss et al. (submillimeter); NASA/CXC/CfA/R. Kraft et al. (X-rays) An international team anchored by the […]