While on a journey to study the sun, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has captured an incredible new view of Venus. The mission, which launched in 2018, is intended to study the sun and reveal some of its mysteries. Over the course of seven years, the probe will travel through the sun’s atmosphere and come closer…MORE
The Perseverance rover has had a chance to settle in on Mars since landing last Thursday, so it’s doing what every new resident does these days — sending back photos of its new home. In this case, it’s a steady stream of amazing imagery from another planet. The rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument, a pair of zoomable…MORE
A video shared by NASA on Monday revealed the first-ever look at a spacecraft landing on Mars — and the internet was quick to take up a challenge to decode a message hidden in the parachute of the Perseverance rover. In the video, the colorful orange-and-white parachute can be seen above the rover as it…MORE
Kartik Pinglé and Jasmine Wright haven’t graduated from high school yet. But they’ve already discovered four new exoplanets and co-authored a peer-reviewed paper. Their paper about the newly discovered planets, which are about 200 light-years away from Earth, was published in The Astronomical Journal in January. “I remember when I came home, and I told…MORE
A landslide on the Italian coast near Genoa caused the collapse of a cemetery Monday, leading to hundreds of coffins falling into the sea. The Camogli cemetery, built more than 100 years ago, is situated along an area of rocky seaside cliffs. Francesco Olivari, the mayor of Camogli, called the collapse an “unimaginable catastrophe.” It…MORE
The surface of Mars is a harsh frozen desert, but some microbes from Earth could temporarily survive there, according to a new study. And the researchers didn’t even have to send microbes to Mars to find out. The two planets may not seem very similar, but our stratosphere — a layer of the atmosphere 20…MORE
A painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia is the oldest known rock art in the country, according to scientists, who say radiocarbon-dating analysis shows it was created more than 17,000 years ago. The kangaroo depiction was among a number of rock paintings first recorded by researchers in the 1990s in the Kimberley region, which…MORE
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