The bottom of Earth’s oceans contain debris from nearby supernovae that swept past Earth millions of years ago. Today’s paper investigates whether we can use this evidence to triangulate where in the Milky Way these supernovae went off.
The Moon has kept the Earth at a stable orbital tilt for millions of years, preventing dramatic climate cycles and keeping the Earth habitable. But do we fully understand how it formed? Today’s bite provides clues as to how we ended up with our trusted companion.
Vegetables have been harvested from Lunar and Martian-like soils for the first time. Will future space settlers be able to grow their own gardens?
The Giant Impact Hypothesis is the most widely accepted theory for the creation of the Moon; the authors here investigate possible configurations of the early Solar System to produce the right conditions for impact between Earth and the doomed proto-planet Theia.
North Americans will enjoy a partial solar eclipse this afternoon. Read more to find out the best ways to view the eclipse!
The moon provides an easy way to detect rare ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.