Space Science News

Tue, 08/09/2016
The solar wind Oxygen and Carbon charge states (O5+ to O7+, and C4+ to C6+) freeze-in at very similar heights in the 1.0 - 1.9 solar radii (Rs) range. Since theoretical models predict that the...
Mon, 08/08/2016
Scientists in their preliminary findings suggest signs of life from under Mars' surface may not survive in rocks excavated by some meteorite impacts. Scientists analysing samples from Mars'...
Thu, 07/07/2016
A new study of the early universe reveals how it could have been formed from an older collapsing universe, rather than being brand new. The universe is currently expanding and it is a common...
Thu, 05/26/2016
New research has revealed that fewer than predicted planets may be capable of harbouring life because their atmospheres keep them too hot. When looking for planets that could harbour life, scientists...
Thu, 11/05/2015
Due to the diligence of a Rice University student and his calculations, humanity now knows a little more about the universe. Kefeng Xin, a graduate student at Rice, is one of a handful of primary...
Mon, 11/02/2015
Stars count lightweights and heavyweights among their number. All are born in clouds of gas and dust, but the more massive a baby star, the earlier nuclear fusion ignites in its core. And the...
Wed, 09/30/2015
3He-rich solar energetic particle events are associated with magnetic reconnection in solar active regions, that produce small events with enrichments of the rare isotope 3He by factors of ≥ 1000...
Thu, 09/10/2015
Scientists believe that about 4 billion years ago, during a period called the Late Heavy Bombardment, the moon took a severe beating, as an army of asteroids pelted its surface, carving out craters...

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