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A planet hotter than most stars

June 6, 2017

A newly discovered Jupiter-like world is so hot that it’s stretching the definition of the word “planet.” With…
Stretchy slabs found in the deep Earth

November 24, 2015

A new study suggests that the common belief that the Earth’s rigid tectonic plates stay strong when they…
Earth not due for a geomagnetic flip in the near future

November 24, 2015

The intensity of Earth’s geomagnetic field has been dropping for the past 200 years, at a rate that…
Planet bonanza hints at worlds similar to our own

June 10, 2014

The artist concept depicts multiple-transiting planet systems, which are stars with more than one planet. The planets eclipse…
Planet X myth debunked

March 18, 2014

The hunt for Planet X began after Uranus (pictured) was first discovered in 1781 with astrologers hoping it…
Looking for life in all the wrong places

February 4, 2014

Scientists have long focused their search for extraterrestrial life on Earth-like planets – but that may be a…
‘Goldilocks’ clue to habitable planets

December 12, 2013

The Earth and Venus, although not very different in size, have had a very different climate history. In…
Tilted suns

November 4, 2013

An artist’s conception of Kepler-56, an evolved star with two planets and a large tilt. Credit: Daniel Huber…
Moon is younger than first thought

September 26, 2013

Improved age data for the Moon suggests that it is much younger than previously believed according to scientists…
Researchers offer explanation for higher survival rate of freshwater organisms after Chicxulub asteroid impact

July 24, 2013

After studying what likely occurred in the aftermath of Earth being struck by the Chicxulub asteroid, a team…
Sunny super-Earth?

June 14, 2013

Researchers from NAOJ and the University of Tokyo have observed the atmosphere of super-Earth “GJ3470b” in Cancer for…
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