As NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Bay of Bengal, Tropical Cyclone 05B was renamed Vardah and continued moving away from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team of astronomers has set out to look for answers in the star L2 Puppis. Five billion years ago, this star was very similar to the sun as it is today.
A professional astrophysicist and an amateur astronomer have teamed up to reveal surprising details about an unusual millisecond pulsar (MSP) binary system comprising one of the fastest-spinning pulsars in our Galaxy and its unique companion star.
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of newly formed Tropical Cyclone 05B in the Bay of Bengal, Northern Indian Ocean.
Freshly harvested data from NASA's Cassini mission reveals that the ringed planet's moons may be younger than previously thought.
Scientists have gained fresh insight into the nature of dark matter, the elusive material that accounts for much of the mass of the universe.
Analysis of a giant new galaxy survey, made with ESO's VLT Survey Telescope in Chile, suggests that dark matter may be less dense and more smoothly distributed throughout space than previously thought. An international team used data from the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS) to study how the light from about 15 million distant galaxies was affected by the gravitational influence of matter on the largest scales in the universe. The results appear to be in disagreement with earlier results from the Planck satellite.
A team of University of Illinois researchers has discovered the existence of hot atomic hydrogen (H) atoms in an upper layer of Earth's atmosphere known as the thermosphere. This finding significantly changes current understanding of the H distribution and its interaction with other atmospheric constituents.
NASA recently calculated the rate in which snow fell in Hawaii's peaks and analyzed the freezing level.
Information gathered by University of Notre Dame researchers can be used to tell the story of how the first elements were formed, and determine the distribution of the masses of those first stars.