African meteorite shows Mars was volcanically active for two billion years

African meteorite shows Mars was volcanically active for two billion years

Mars was volcanically active for at least two billion years – almost half of the Red Planet’s history. By analysing a meteorite discovered in Africa in 2012, researchers have been able to show Mars has some of the longest-lived volcanoes in the entire solar system. The 200g meteorite, Northwest Africa 7635, was found in Algeria. Feb 2, 2017
A cat and lobster meet in space 8,000 light years away

A cat and lobster meet in space 8,000 light years away

A giant image of the Cat’s Paw Nebula and the Lobster Nebula meeting in space has been released by the European Southern Observatory. The two-billion-pixel image shows the two glowing clouds of gas and dust over distances of up to 8,000 light years. Feb 1, 2017
Video diagram shows strong gravitational lensing effect

Video diagram shows strong gravitational lensing effect

Gravitational lensing is when objects with large masses such as galaxies or clusters of galaxies warp the spacetime surrounding them in such a way that they can create multiple images of background objects. Jan 26, 2017