Key building block for organic molecules discovered in meteorites

IMAGE: A fragment of the Murchison meteorite, one of the three carbon-rich meteorites that was sampled in this study (Photo: Daniel P. Glavin). view more  Credit: Daniel P. Glavin Scientists from Japan and the USA have confirmed the presence in meteorites of a key organic molecule which may have been used to build other organic molecules, […]

Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star caused by icy comet vaporisation

IMAGE: Artist’s impression of the system, with the star at the center, and the inner dust belt from which gas is produced and dispersed outwards to the far reaches of the… view more  Credit: Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving carbon monoxide […]

Scientists claim controversial results of comets observations are consistent

IMAGE: Image of 41P/T-G-K obtained with the 70-cm AZT-8 telescope on observation station Lisnyky of the Astronomical Observatory of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine) of 25 April 2017…. view more  Credit: FEFU press office Astrophysicists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) joined the international research team for explaining the difference in the results of […]

Asteroid’s scars tell stories of its past

IMAGE: This image shows four views of asteroid Bennu along with a corresponding global mosaic. The images were taken on Dec. 2, 2018, by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s PolyCam camera, which is… view more  Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona By studying impact marks on the surface of asteroid Bennu – the target of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission – a […]

Water on ancient Mars | EurekAlert! Science News

IMAGE: Martian meteorite NWA 7533 is worth more than its weight in gold. view more  Credit: © NASA/Luc Labenne There’s a long-standing question in planetary science about the origin of water on Earth, Mars and other large bodies such as the moon. One hypothesis says that it came from asteroids and comets post-formation. But some planetary […]