A “cannibal” solar ejection heading straight for Earth could bring northern lights as far south as Illinois and trigger power voltage issues

The sun could be sending a storm to Earth over the next few days. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, our fiery star spit out a series of bursts on Sunday that are headed in the direction of our planet and could trigger a strong geomagnetic storm. One of those bursts, called a … Read more

Never-before-seen armored dinosaur is unearthed in Argentina

Fossilized remains of a never-before-seen armored dinosaur the size of a CAT with a row of protective spines running from its neck to its tail are unearthed in Argentina The remains of a never-before-seen armored dinosaur unearthed in Argentina Experts say species Jakapil kaniukura looks like primitive relative of Stegosaurus Weighed as much as a … Read more

Ignition Confirmed in Record 1.3 Megajoule Shot

On the one-year anniversary of achieving a yield of more than 1.3 megajoules at LLNL’s National Ignition Facility, the scientific results of this record experiment have been published in three peer-reviewed papers: one in Physical Review Letters and two in Physical Review E. This stylized image shows a cryogenic target used for these record-setting inertial … Read more

New Evidence That Giant Asteroid Impacts Created the Continents

Evidence that Earth’s continents were formed by giant meteorite impacts has been uncovered in new research. New research has uncovered the strongest evidence yet that Earth’s continents were formed by giant meteorite impacts, which were especially common during the first billion years or so of our planet’s four-and-a-half-billion-year history. Curtin University researchers conducted the study, … Read more

Subsurface Water On Mars Defies Expectations

An artist illustration of the InSight lander on Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough check-up since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Physics connects seismic data to properties of rocks and sediments. A new analysis of … Read more

Astronomers May Have Discovered the Youngest Planet Ever Detected in Our Galaxy

Scientists studying the young star AS 209 have detected gas in a circumplanetary disk for the first time, which suggests the star system may be harboring a very young Jupiter-mass planet. Science images from the research show (right) blob-like emissions of light coming from otherwise empty gaps in the highly-structured, seven-ring disk (left). Credit: ALMA … Read more