Most massive neutron star ever detected, almost too massive to exist
Astronomers have discovered the most massive neutron star to date, a rapidly spinning pulsar approximately 4,600 light-years from Earth. This record-breaking object is teetering on the edge of existence, approaching the theoretical maximum mass possible for a neutron star.
Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' scientists say
A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside the solar system, a likely prospect that would make it the second such interstellar object observed in our planetary neighborhood.
Trump and the hurricane: How much damage did he do?
President Trump's falsehoods about whether Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama have raised deeper questions about how he's politicized government institutions.
How Satellites and Telescopes are Tracking the Effects of Global Change, Down to the Millimeter
In the Davis Mountains of far west Texas, at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, astronomers spend their nights peering at the stars through some of the world’s most powerful telescopes. Soon they’ll be adding a more down-to-Earth job. Within sight of the giant domes, NASA is installing a sprawling network of equipment to help researchers study planetary change. News Article Type: Homepage Articles Published: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:27
Shipwreck of Captain James Cook's 'Endeavour' possibly discovered off Rhode Island, researchers believe
Why This Scientist Keeps Receiving Packages of Serial Killers’ Hair
Getting sufficient DNA out of a rootless hair has long been considered impossible. A scientist, better known for work with ancient fossils, has figured it out. It’s a game-changer for crime and surveillance.
NASA, ESA officials seek formal approvals for Mars sample return mission
After crystallizing a partnership to retrieve samples from the surface of Mars and return them to Earth, NASA and European Space Agency officials are seeking government funding commitments before the end of this year to carry out a multibillion-dollar robotic mission that could depart Earth with a pair of rocket launches as soon as 2026.
Flu vaccine patch ditches needles and side effects
A new needle-free flu vaccine patch boosts the immune system much like a traditional shot without any negative side effects, a study with mice shows.