Here’s what causes the aurora-like glow known as STEVE

Amateur astronomer images and satellite data are revealing what causes the strange atmospheric glow called STEVE.

This is the slowest radioactive decay ever spotted

Scientists have made the first direct observations of an exotic type of radioactive decay called two-neutrino…

The first type of molecule to form in the universe has been seen in space

The chemistry of the universe began with helium hydride. Scientists have just seen it in outer…

Saturn’s moon Titan sports phantom hydrocarbon lakes

Three lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan have pulled a vanishing act, a study finds.

A new graphene foam stays squishy at the coldest temperatures

Researchers have now made a material that is superelastic even at extremely cold temperatures, which could…

Israel’s first moon mission ends in failure

Israel’s first bid for a lunar landing has failed.

How scientists took the first picture of a black hole

Here’s how scientists connected eight observatories across the world to create one Earth-sized telescope in order…

How deadly, fast-moving flows of volcanic rock and gas cheat friction

Mixtures of hot volcanic rock and gas called pyroclastic flows travel so far by gliding on…

This planetary remnant somehow survived the death of its sun

A small, sturdy piece of planet survived the collapse of its sun and now orbits the…

A single-dose antidote may help prevent fentanyl overdoses

Packing overdose medication into nanoparticles could help it better counteract dangerous synthetic opioids.