NASA asteroid probes to study early solar system

Jan 5, 2017

NASA asteroid probes to study early solar system

NASA on Wednesday announced two unmanned asteroid missions designed to study one of the earliest eras in the history of the solar system. They have been dubbed Lucy and Psyche, and the U.S. space agency hopes to launch them in 2021 and 2023, respectively. ...

'Star factory' in Orion glimpsed through dust clouds

Jan 5, 2017

'Star factory' in Orion glimpsed through dust clouds

The European Space Agency on Wednesday released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way’s Orion nebula. The massive Orion A molecular cloud is the “star factory” closest to Earth, and has given astronomers a front-row seat to observe how stellar ...

Man-made antimatter produces first light

Dec 21, 2016

Man-made antimatter produces first light

Scientists have used a laser to make atoms of antimatter shine, a key step toward answering one of the great riddles of the universe. Theory predicts that the big bang produced equal amounts of matter and antimatter. Since they would have canceled each other ...