From Marsquakes and discovering the second interstellar comet to reaching closer to the Sun than any other mission has done before, space news dominated the headlines in 2019...
Nine teams have been selected to study Moon samples that have been sealed for half a century. By studying them for the first time, a new generation of scientists will help advance our understanding of the Solar System and how it evolved
Those who used chemical straighteners every 5-8 weeks were about 31% more likely to develop breast cancer, while permanent dye use was associated with a 9% higher risk.
Frozen rivers also support important transportation networks for communities and industries located at high latitudes
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will put their technological capabilities to test in July 2020, looking for answers on Mars' past life, even as countries hope to extensively map out the Moon's far side
From Southern Africa to North America and from Australia and Asia to Europe, floods, storms, and fires brought chaos and destruction; The most financially costly disasters are wildfires in California, which caused $25 billion in damage, followed by Typhoon Hagibis in Japan ($15 billion)
Just recently, the mission's science team revealed that the asteroid could be active, or consistently discharging particles into space. On the spacecraft's return, Bennu samples can help scientists uncover some of its mysteries
Of the allotted $22.6 billion, NASA will be getting only $600 million to build the Moon lander, which is insufficent, say experts.
Astronomers knew that Betelgeuse was nearing its end as huge stars like Betelgeuse, which is only about 8.5 million years old, live fast and die violently
Here are some of the top science stories that made the headlines in 2019
The 17 kg alien rock was discovered by Australian David Hole who thought it was a gold nugget but it tuned out to be rarer than that
When she arrives back on Earth in February 2020, she will have surpassed former station commander Peggy Whitson's record
Called a magentic explosion, it was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory which confirms a 15-year-old theory
Black holes are very small by cosmic standards and by definition emit no light, which is why until recently few astronomers imagined such an image was even possible
The solution, according to experts, is not finding alternatives to wind farms, but tailoring the designs to local areas after considering the marine life that are present
According to the researchers, Lego was cooled to the lowest temperature possible in their experiment, and its special properties mean it could be useful in the development of quantum computing.
Though coastal wetlands only cover 2% of the ocean surface, scientists estimate they sequester 50% of carbon captured by the ocean each year. The study says that salt marshes must be able to build up sediment naturally to remain effective as carbon sinks
Magnetic north has spent the last 350 years wandering around the same part of Canada. But since the 1980s, the rate it was moving jumped from 10 kilometers per year to 50 kilometers, say experts
The galaxy hosts stars at its center called a bulge of stars, which are thought to play a key role in how galaxies evolve and influence the growth of supermassive black holes lurking at the centers of most spirals
Named GJ 1252 b, it is a little bigger than Earth and joins a small but growing group of small planets orbiting nearby M dwarf stars. It also joins the group of small planets orbiting at very short periods, commonly called ultra-short periods.
Extremely compact and bunched like grapes, these tomatoes mature quickly and produce ripe fruit that's ready for harvest in under 40 days
Scientists say the 2018 accidental Ohio gas leak pumped out around 132 tons of methane, every hour for 20 days, into the atmosphere
Information from this mission can shed light on the atmospheres of Jupiter and other fellow gas giants Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. They can also help scientists better understand Earth's cyclones, says the research team
The findings clearly demonstrate that perceptions of attractiveness are highly changeable, and are affected by what people are visually exposed to
These puppies may be harboring the Campylobacter bacteria that does not respond to the commonly recommended, first-line antibiotics
Until now, scientists did not understand how supermassive black holes grew so large, so early in the universe. Neither did they spot 'black hole food' in large enough quantities to explain this rapid growth, until now, says a new study.
Researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging to scan dogs' brains as they viewed varying numbers of dots flashed on a screen, and they received no training in number tasks. The results showed that the dogs' parietotemporal cortex responded to differences in the number of the dots.
Recording the first such quake on Mars in April this year, NASA's InSight Mission has detected 322 so far. While most are mild, of magnitudes that are barely felt on Earth, a couple of these Marsquakes have been big, up to nearly magnitude 4.
Scientists suspect a second black hole — about 1,00,000 times the Sun's mass — could be orbiting the only known supermassive black hole in our galaxy
Thanks to ESO's Very Large Telescope, scientists could look past the intervening dust and gas through its infrared eyes, revealing a detailed image of the galactic center, which is about 25,000 to 28,000 light-years away.
These changes, for the most part, are fuelled by human-induced pollution. When carbon dioxide emissions from cars or power plants are absorbed by the oceans, it drives the water to become more acidic. However, natural factors are also contributing to the rising acidic levels, finds the study.
NASA has been scanning the planet to find the perfect landing site. And Arcadia Planitia is the most tempting one so far
Scientists could use this information to conserve endangered species and dictate catch limits for sustainable fishing
This will help scientists better understand the workings of the Martian climate, giving them a more accurate picture of its ancient past and its ongoing evolution
According to the lead author of the study, social isolation and sensory deprivation, including the lack of navigation in large-scale space, could be the possible reasons, which contributed to the brain shrinking.
The holes measure 11 meters wide and one meter deep, on average, according to scientists who mapped the seabed. The survey was done to evaluate the feasibility of building a wind energy farm on the site
The rate of ice loss has risen from 33 billion tonnes each year in the 1990s to 254 billion tonnes each year in the last decade, shows an analysis by 89 polar scientists
Around 175 approached the planet in November, according to the European Space Agency (ESA), which monitors and raises alarms of possible collisions; Two more are expected to approach Earth by the year-end.
The new map provides evidence for these nuclear tests, say researches from University of Delaware
According to experts, these zones result from the loss of oxygen, and they are expanding due to climate change and pollutants from agricultural wastes
The night of the full moon is the only night of the month when the moon will rise around the sunset, shine brightly all night and then set around sunrise the following morning
The eruption created a steam and ash column to 12,000 feet above the island in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty—a popular tourist destination; 47 people were on the island at the time of eruption on Monday afternoon
NASA zeroed in on the south pole as its landing site after the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)—a robotic spacecraft circling Moon—provided a wealth of information on the region
Thanks to NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn, scientists now know that the cracks repeatedly widen and narrow as they dance to the rhythm of Saturn's gravity
Images taken by cameras aboard NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft offer a detailed look at small-scale mass loss events; while the cause of this particle ejection continues to challenge scientists, the observations show that asteroids are far from being inert bodies.
The data shows that these winds come from a hole in the Sun's corona or the outermost part of the Sun's atmosphere and appear to be closer to its equator
The study provides evidence that planets can survive the explosive transformation of a star into a white dwarf as most planets were thought to not survive this transition.
The researchers found that across the 11 western states, of the $50.8 billion of total estimated flood damages during 1978 to 2017, atmospheric rivers accounted for 84% of these damages, exceeding 99% in some areas of the coastal states.
While their body size has declined, wing length has increased, shows an analysis of 70,716 North American migratory birds that died when they collided with buildings in Chicago over the past four decades
A dog is a reassuring, uncritical audience who will not mind if mistakes are made, say experts, adding that these findings could help schools develop dog-assisted strategies to support struggling young readers