Physical Sciences

Supermassive Black Hole Found in the Middle of Nowhere

Supermassive Black Hole Found in the Middle of Nowhere

Astronomers at UC Berkeley have discovered a supermassive black hole in an unusual location. The black hole is approximately seventeen billion times more massive than the sun and was found in a relatively empty region of the galaxy NGC 1600 (1). Black holes are essentially regions of space with such […]

 
 

A journey to the center of the sun

A journey to the center of the sun

The Sun provides the Earth with the heat and lighting necessary for life (1). Despite years of astronomical study, however, this yellow dwarf center of our solar system remains shrouded – both literally and figuratively (1). In fact, the naked human eye cannot even look at the surface of the […]

 
 

The inner core: a mystery right below our noses

The inner core: a mystery right below our noses

Journey to the Center of the Earth While many fictional tales have been written about worlds beneath our familiar soils, research regarding the core of the Earth has only begun to scratch the surface. With temperatures around 6,000 K and pressures above 330 GPa, the inner core is an inhospitable […]

 
 

NASA confirms liquid water flows on present-day Mars

NASA confirms liquid water flows on present-day Mars

Analysis of data gathered by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found strong evidence for the existence of liquid water on the surface of Mars (1). It is no mystery that there was once water on Mars. Its impressive array of canyons and riverbeds, including the Valles Marineris, the largest known canyon […]

 
 

Comets may be the source of early life on Earth

Comets may be the source of early life on Earth

With much debate about the origins of life on Earth, the discovery of organic molecules emissions from comets propagates the notion that comets could possibly have been a source of early life. New research suggests that the emergence of complex organic molecules could be due to comets. By using the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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