Marissa Barnes

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We Just Found Out That Mercury Is Geologically Active

Our solar system is rife with geologic activity, from eruptive ice moons to mountainous dwarf planets. Still, Earth always held a special place in …

Astronomy

ESO 69-6

The galaxies of this beautiful interacting pair bear some resemblance to musical notes on a stave. Long tidal tails sweep out from the two galaxies: …

Mercury joins Earth in tectonically active club

Mercury is known for being the smallest planet in the Solar System, but, according to NASA, it's also the only one besides Earth that's tectonically …

Astronomy

Another One of Saturn's Moons May Have a Global Ocean

The evidence is mounting that our solar system is rife with oceans. Last week, scientists reported that Pluto could have an insanely deep liquid …

How Do Planets Form? New Images Of Baby Star Provide Insight

A team of international researchers have captured an image of a baby star from the ALMA observatory in Chile that sheds some valuable insight on …

3tags.org

'Marsquakes' Could Be The Key to Life on The Red Planet

But not life as we know it.<p>The grinding together of rocks thanks to quakes on Mars could produce sufficient levels of hydrogen to support life, …

Hydrogen

2016 October 1 - Rosetta's Farewell

<b>Rosetta's Farewell</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> ESA, Rosetta, MPS, OSIRIS; UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA<p><b>Explanation:</b> After closely following comet …

Space

Mission complete: Rosetta’s journey ends in daring descent to comet

ESA’s historic Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years.

Space

So long, Rosetta: End is near for comet orbiter

Rosetta is about to take its final bow.<p>On September 30, the comet orbiter will wrap up its nearly 26-month visit to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko …

Space