Near-Earth Asteroids We’ve Never Seen Before Lurk Hidden in The Glare of The Sun

Near-Earth Asteroids We’ve Never Seen Before Lurk Hidden in The Glare of The Sun

The Sun’s glare is the main reason telescopes tend to look outwards from Earth, away from the center of our Solar System. New research reveals that for telescopic surveys prepared to peer in the other direction, there’s lots to be found. In particular, recent surveys are revealing near-Earth objects or NEOs, including asteroids we’ve never … Read more

NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

InSight’s Final Selfie: NASA’s InSight Mars lander took this final selfie on April 24, 2022, the 1,211th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The lander is covered with far more dust than it was in its first selfie, taken in December 2018, not long after landing – or in its second selfie, composed of … Read more

Primordial Helium From Billions of Years Ago Seems to Be Leaking Out of Earth’s Core

Primordial Helium From Billions of Years Ago Seems to Be Leaking Out of Earth’s Core

Ancient, primordial helium that was forged in the wake of the Big Bang is leaking from Earth’s core, scientists report in a new study. There’s no cause for alarm. Earth isn’t deflating like a sad balloon. What it does mean is that Earth formed inside a solar nebula – the molecular cloud that gave birth … Read more