Wet and wild: There’s lots of water in the world’s most explosive volcano

IMAGE: Shiveluch volcano has had more than 40 violent eruptions over the last 10,000 years. The last gigantic blast occurred in 1964, creating a new crater and covering an area of… view more  Credit: Michael Krawczynski, Washington University in St. Louis There isn’t much in Kamchatka, a remote peninsula in northeastern Russia just across the Bering […]

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 […]

Astronomers’ success: seven new cosmic masers

IMAGE: Dr Pawe? Wolak at the radio telescope RT-4 in Piwnice view more  Credit: Andrzej Roma?ski The publication is the result of many months of observations of radiation coming from the plane of the Milky Way, namely from the spiral arms of our galaxy, where a lot of matter, dust and gas accumulate. It is under […]

NYUAD study finds stellar flares can lead to the diminishment of a planet’s habitability

IMAGE: An artist’s conception of HD 209458 b, an exoplanet whose atmosphere is being torn off at more than 35,000 km/hour by the radiation of its close-by parent star. This hot… view more  Credit: NASA/European Space Agency/Alfred Vidal-Madjar (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, CNRS) Fast facts: Planetary habitability, defined by a planet’s ability to sustain liquid water […]

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 […]