The evidence: A sharp decline in detected sulfur dioxide on the surface of Venus. The culprit: A volcanic eruption, caught in the act?
If the twin spacecraft known as Ebb and Flow had any glimmer of awareness, they would have realized on Friday that something ominous was going on. For nearly a year, the two probes have been orbiting the moon in tandem, one …
Neil Turok’s new book covers cosmos and quarks, yes, but also schools and South Africa and you and me
Everyone’s an astronomer as the search for mysterious matter goes wide
A strange, free-range world is found
A world like ours, in a solar system like ours, in just the right spot for life
Astronomers have peeled back the layers of the Universe’s Dark Ages to find its oldest stars
Just down the block from our planet — circling one of the stars in Alpha Centauri — is a world very similar to the one we know best
For a few hours this weekend, you could almost cut the outrage with a knife, as reports leaked out that BP, whose Macondo oil well spewed nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico last year, was looking for permission to resume drilling at 10 undersea locations in the Gulf (a complete ban on drilling was eased last …
The University of Michigan’s mascot is the wolverine—a pretty good symbol for teams that want to terrify their foes. Real wolverines are the largest members of the weasel family, about as big as a medium-size dog, with a reputation for strength and ferocity.
But there aren’t any wolverines left in the Wolverine State. The last …