Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Evidence of Dark Matter

A hazy ring of dark matter spawned by a colossal cosmic crash eons ago offers the best evidence to date that vast amounts of this mysterious stuff reside in the universe, scientists said on Tuesday..........

Yahoo News

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Ancient Star Almost as Old as the Universe

Astronomers have spied a granddaddy of the galaxy—a 13.2-billion-year-old star formed soon after the big bang 13.7 billion years ago..........

National Geographic News

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Earth-like Planet Discovered Outside Solar System

In a find­ing that if con­firmed could stand as a land­mark in history, as­tro­no­mers have re­ported dis­co­v­er­ing the most Earth-like plan­et out­side our So­lar Sys­tem to date: a world that may have liq­uid oceans and thus life..........

World Science

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Water Outside Our Solar System

Evidence of water has been detected for the first time in a planet outside our solar system, an astronomer said on Tuesday, a tantalizing find for scientists eager to know whether life exists beyond Earth..........

Yahoo News

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hot, Windy Planets Beyond the Solar System

Earth's inhabitants are used to temperatures that vary, sometimes greatly, between day and night. New measurements for three planets outside our solar system indicate their temperatures remain fairly constant -- and blazing hot -- from day to night, even though it is likely one side of each planet always faces its sun and the other is in permanent darkness..........

Science Daily

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Signs of Flowing Water on Mars

NASA pho­tos have re­vealed bright new de­posits in two gul­lies on Mars that sug­gest wa­ter coursed through these ditches some­time in the past sev­en years, re­search­ers say..........

World Science

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Scientists Find Organic Materials Inside Meteorite

NASA researchers at Johnson Space Center, Houston have found organic materials that formed in the most distant reaches of the early Solar System preserved in a unique meteorite. The study was performed on the Tagish Lake carbonaceous chondrite, a rare type of meteorite that is rich in organic (carbon-bearing) compounds..........

Science Daily