‘Ghost’ fossils preserve haunting record of ancient life on a hellish Earth

Ghostly imprints of tiny plankton-like creatures have been found haunting the sediments of prehistoric oceans at a time when such organisms were thought to be extinct. The so-called nannofossil imprints reveal that the organisms survived acidic oceans caused by climate change, and could offer a clue to how modern creatures can harden rising ocean temperatures, … Read more

Why Future Space Farms Depend on Plants Grown in Antarctica

Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil gathered during the Apollo moon missions. But this is not … Read more

Webb Space Telescope Nearly Set to Explore the Solar System

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is the next of NASA’s Great Observatories; following in the line of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Compton Gamma-ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope. JWST combines the qualities of two of its predecessors, observing in infrared light, like Spitzer, with fine resolution, like Hubble. … Read more

How To Watch Boeing’s Starliner Capsule Attempt ISS Docking

Conceptual view of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner.Image: Boeing It was the picture perfect launch of a ULA rocket Thursday evening at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The payload, a Boeing Starliner spacecraft, is now en route to the International Space Station, despite the bumpy orbital insertion burn. The capsule will attempt to dock at the orbital outpost … Read more

NASA Hubble Space Telescope hits new milestone in mystery of universe’s expansion rate

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! NASA announced Thursday that its Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has calibrated more than 40 “milepost markers” of space and time. The mile markers help scientists measure the expansion rate of the universe and astronomers have found – using data from the HST and other telescopes – a … Read more

One of The Hot, Dense Blobs Deep Inside Earth Has Been Revealed With New Imaging

For the first time, scientists have taken a proper look at an ultra-low velocity zone. These enigmatic pockets of rock sit close to the Earth’s core, about 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) below the surface. At that depth they’re obviously difficult to study, but we know they’re there because of the way seismic waves flow through … Read more

Mars Has Auroras Without a Global Magnetic Field, And We Finally Know How

Earth’s auroras are a glorious wonder, but our planet is not the only place in the Solar System where these phenomena can be found. An atmospheric glow, albeit sometimes in invisible wavelengths, has been spotted at every planet except Mercury, and even some moons of Jupiter… and even a comet. But Mars is where it … Read more