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A Protogalaxy in the Milky Way May Be Our Galaxy’s Original Nucleus

Astronomers have identified a protogalaxy in the Milky Way in and around the constellation Sagittarius which suggests it may be our galaxy’s original nucleus. New data from the Gaia spacecraft reveal the full extent of what seems to be the...

Diamonds From Space May Fall on Earth

Around 4.5 billion years ago, a dwarf planet and a huge asteroid may have collided, launching strange hexagonal diamonds into space. According to a recent study, lonsdaleite, a rare kind of meteorite that may have originated from the mantle of...

Exoplanet 100 Light Years from Earth May be Covered with Deep Ocean

An exoplanet that may be covered by a deep ocean and is about one hundred light years away from Earth has been discovered by researchers in the constellation Draco. TOI-1452b, as it’s called, is a recently discovered exoplanet that is...

New Study Finds Europa’s Crust Might be Built by “Frazil Ice”

According to a new study published in the journal Astrobiology, the crust of Jupiter's ice moon Europa, may have been partially formed by a fluffy buildup of ice crystals known as "frazil ice." Europa's icy crystals suggest that the shell...

Oldest Dark Matter in the Universe Detected by Scientists

Scientists have detected the distribution of the oldest dark matter ever observed in the universe based on calculations from the glow of surrounding galaxies of twelve billion years ago. The history of our entire universe is smeared across the vastness...

Water Detected in Galaxy 12.8 Billion Light Years Away

Scientists working with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile announced recently that they have detected water in a distant galaxy in our universe. The galaxy, which is known as SPT0311-58, was discovered to not only contain water but...

Mysterious Heartbeat Radio Burst Discovered in Space

Astronomers have detected a mysterious fast radio burst in space with a pattern similar to a heartbeat with a signal estimated to come from a faraway galaxy roughly a billion light-years away. In a study detailing the findings published in...

How the Ancient Greeks Celebrated the Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, or the longest day of the year, was celebrated by ancient cultures across the world, including the Ancient Greeks. In fact, celebrations of the longest day of the year go all the way back to the Stone...

Strawberry Moon Illuminates Night Sky

The strawberry moon, which is also designated as a supermoon, is shining in the night sky this week. The moon, which is the full moon for the month of June, is called a supermoon, as it appears much larger and...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Hit by Small Meteoroid

NASA announced on Wednesday that the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched on December 25, 2021, has sustained its first noticeable micrometeoroid impact. The American space agency said, however, that neither the observatory's schedule nor its scientific legacy is expected...