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Advances In Science

Science news and discoveries made possible through the contributions and work of the Estate Foundation and the Morrison Fellowship Prize.

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has its own far-ultraviolet aurora, data reveal. It is the first time such electromagnetic emissions in the far-ultraviolet have been documented on a celestial object other than a planet or moon. [...]
Mon, Sep 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Look back at the remarkable achievements our members have made over the past 4 decades, alongside other space milestones and events. [...]
Mon, Sep 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
We’ve made some big changes to planetary.org, as we continue to advance advocacy, defend Earth, and chart the future of space exploration. [...]
Mon, Sep 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Explore exciting news in the search for life beyond Earth, and take a trip down memory lane with our co-founder. [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Hyraxes, which live in Africa and the Middle East, punctuate their songs with snorts. And the snorts appear to reflect the animals’ emotional state. Jason G. Goldman reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020, Continue reading at the source
These leftover planet-building materials are like time capsules that give us a peek into our origins. [...]
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists determined that temperatures were 11 degrees cooler during the last ice age — and that has implications for modern-day warming. Julia Rosen reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Introductory planetary science and astronomy class quiz for certification of completion. [...]
Mon, Aug 17, 2020, Continue reading at the source
What do professional basketball players have in common with a Mars rover? Plus more news from the adventure of space exploration. [...]
Fri, Aug 14, 2020, Continue reading at the source
An introduction to backyard astronomy for amateur stargazers. [...]
Thu, Aug 13, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists determined that “lava world” exoplanets do not derive their brightness from molten rock but possibly get it from reflective metallic clouds. Christopher Intagliata... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Aug 13, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Picking out your first telescope can be overwhelming. This easy-to-follow guide will help you find an affordable telescope that you'll actually use. [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Climate change is expected to bring more frequent droughts and heat waves to Africa’s Kalahari Desert. And aardvarks might not be able to cope. Jason G. Goldman reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Aug 12, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists spotted a mouse at the summit of Llullaillaco, a 22,000-foot-tall volcano on the border of Chile and Argentina. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Aug 07, 2020, Continue reading at the source
This week, learn about the conditions of the early solar system and get ready for next week’s meteor shower, plus more. [...]
Fri, Aug 07, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A decline in smell was the sense loss most strongly associated with such risk in a recent study. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Aug 05, 2020, Continue reading at the source