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Konstantinos P. Giapis with his reactor that converts carbon dioxide to molecular oxygen. Credit: California Institute of Technology

Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars

Although plentiful in modern Earth’s atmosphere, molecular oxygen is extremely rare in space. Only trace amounts have been found elsewhere in our solar system...
The mystery of how comets are able to emit X-rays has been solved by a team led by the University of Oxford. Image credit: Shutterstock

Scientists finally solved mystery of why comets emit X-rays

When comets travel through the Solar System they interact with Solar radiation, the Solar wind, and the Solar magnetic field. This produces an obvious climate...
ALMA Discovers Cold Dust Around Nearest Star

ALMA Discovers Cold Dust Around Nearest Star

Alma observatory in Chile has recently discovered cold dust around the closest star, Proxima Centauri to the Solar System. It suggests that the glow coming...
Revealing Galactic Secrets of Fornax Galaxy Cluster

Revealing Galactic Secrets of Fornax Galaxy Cluster

Astronomers at Milky Way. Although, the most interesting member of this Fornax Galaxy cluster is NGC 1316. NGC 1316 is a galaxy that has formed when multiple...
This illustration shows how scientists used data from NASA's WISE spacecraft to determine the nucleus sizes of comets. They subtracted a model of how dust and gas behave in comets in order to obtain the core size. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Scientists Found Seven Times More Massive Comets in Our Solar System

A team led by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have recently found more large comets in our Solar System. Scientists describing them as massive icy wanderers. Scientists...