Have We Finally Found Dark Matter, or Merely Pulsars? The Fermi-LAT telescope experiment attempts to pinpoint the origin of an excess of gamma rays that might be a dark matter signal coming from the center of the Milky Way!

There is overwhelming evidence to support the existence of dark matter, but its existence is still a mystery to physicists. A method called Indirect detection remains one of our best hopes for experimentally detecting particles of the elusive Dark Matter READ MORE

What Makes a Universe Habitable? A physics professor investigates what physical parameters cause a universe to be capable of harbouring life

If there are multiple universes, which of them are capable of harboring life and why? A physicist comes up with a number, and that number is the difference between the number of baryons and antibaryons in the universe. Find out what the heck this means by reading more!

What Could Have Created the Ancient Martian Rivers? Researchers created a new model for climate cycling on early Mars, aiming to explain the soil patterns that have been observed on the planet.

by Larissa L. Cavalcante Blue Marble Space Young Scientist Program Water is essential for life. When searching for life in the universe, the first thing researchers do is “follow the water”. Mars is no exception. Finding evidence of water on Mars READ MORE

Why is the Sun Yellow? Red dwarf stars are much more common, so are we a fluke?

Jacob Haqq-Misra, Ravi Kopparapu, and Eric Wolf attempt to address this question in a recent paper titled “Why do we find ourselves around a yellow star instead of a red star?” and published in International Journal of Astrobiology.

Why Does Mars Have Such a Thin Atmosphere? Did the atmosphere on Mars have a brutal ending from a supernova explosion?

A Coronal Mass Ejection means that the corona, a layer of the sun, explodes, ejecting particles into space. Supernova cosmic rays or interstellar clouds could be the possible scenarios for strong radiation.

Mysterious, Unusual Intergalactic Radio Signal Found Astronomers find the location of an unusual radio pulse to be outside our galaxy and are currently unable to determine the source.

Radio astronomers working with a radio dish telescope detected something a bit unusual. They were seeing a very fast radio burst, faster and more irregular than any signal in the history of radio astronomy. This radio burst was coming at very short time scales, lasting just a few milliseconds. The signal was irregular, very fast, and strong. This rapid burst has been something of a mystery since it was first discovered.

Saturn’s Moon Enceladus May Have Conditions For Life In a last scientific hurrah, the Cassini spacecraft has detected that hydrogen is being ejected from the moon’s ice-covered ocean

In a last scientific hurrah, the Cassini spacecraft has detected that hydrogen is being ejected from the moon’s ice-covered ocean.

The Deafening Sound of Neutron Stars Crashing Together When large objects in space orbit around each other, they make big waves, and a big sound.

Large stars and planets in space have intense gravity. The gravity of these large celestial bodies is so strong, that they actually warp the empty space around them. Also, in space, time progresses differently when near celestial bodies. Because of READ MORE