This illustration shows one suggested mechanism for creating an ancient magnetic field on the moon. In this scenario, impacting space rocks on the moon would create instability in the moon's core that could lead to a dynamo that creates a magnetic field.
Scientists Detect A Particle That Could Be A New Form Of Matter
Quark stars and Strange Stars
Newly Discovered Gamma-Ray Pulsar J1838-0537
Astronomers have discovered a weird compact spinning star whose rotation has sped up slightly, causing it to be hidden until now. The star is what's called a pulsar, made of the.
NASA's Kepler space telescope characterized 19 "heartbeat stars" — stellar pairs whose tight orbits lead to a heartbeat-like brightness curve and ellipsoidal shape.
This graphic shows an exotic object in our galaxy called SGR (SGR 0418 for short). As described in our press release, SGR 0418 is a magnetar, a type of neutron star that has a relatively slow spin rate and generates occasional large blasts of X-rays.
The Mysterious Magnetar WIth an Insanely Strong Magnetic Field
Scientists using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered that a curious dead star has been hiding one of the strongest magnetic fields in the Universe all along, despite earlier suggestions of an unusually low magnetic field.
How Warp Speed Works
Warp drive is how the "Star Trek" crew enters warp speed. Go inside the warp drive to learn how it works and find out how warp factor affects speed.
“minimoons,” are thought to be only a few feet across and to usually orbit our planet for less than a year before resuming their previous lives as asteroids orbiting the Sun
This artwork shows a star like our sun with an orbiting planet in the foreground. Illustration by Gabriel Perez Diaz, Instituto de Aastrofisica de Canarias (MultiMedia Service)
Question asked by Robert: Are there any planets that do not actually orbit but are instead stationery relative to their parent stars? Is this scenario poss
Little is known about black holes but several scientists in history have developed their own theories. Here is a list of 25 crazy facts about black holes
Our first line of defence against violent solar storms
Solar Dynamics Observatory image of the moon crossing the sun. Check out the video!
X may mark the spot at centre of Milky Way galaxy
An enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies at the centre of the Milky Way, a new NASA study of infrared light coming from our home galaxy indicates.