Dust grains older than our Sun found in asteroid Ryugu samples

Dust grains older than our Sun found in asteroid Ryugu samples

Washington, DC— Microscopic grains of ancient material that predate our Sun’s birth were found in samples returned from the asteroid Ryugu by the Hayabusa2 mission, according to new work from an international team led by Carnegie’s Jens Barosch and Larry Nittler and published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Named after a Japanese folktale, Ryugu is … Read more

JWST to reveal chemistry of ancient galaxies, is taking data for first of six Carnegie-led projects

JWST to reveal chemistry of ancient galaxies, is taking data for first of six Carnegie-led projects

Pasadena, CA— The first of six projects led by Carnegie-affiliated astronomers will, for the next three days, use the James Webb Space Telescope to make some of the most-accurate measurements ever taken of the chemistry of very early galaxies—studying light that traveled 10 billion years to reach us. Carnegie’s Gwen Rudie and Allison Strom, formerly … Read more

Planets Beyond our Solar System

Planets Beyond our Solar System

The discovery: NASA’s TESS mission has found two rocky worlds orbiting the relatively bright, red dwarf star HD 260655, only 33 light-years away. The new planets, HD 260655 b and HD 260655 c, are among the closest-known rocky planets yet found outside our solar system that astronomers can observe crossing the faces of their stars. … Read more

NASA scientists find evidence that Life on Earth may have come from an asteroid

NASA scientists find evidence that Life on Earth may have come from an asteroid

NASA scientists along with researchers from Japan have found a crucial link between life on Earth and asteroids while studying the five components of DNA and RNA. Find out what the study has revealed. NASA: There has always been that one question in the corner of our mind, how did life begin on Earth? It … Read more