Archives: Cosmos

Against a backdrop of increasing tensions and Cold War nuclear threats, an act of war was detected. But the culprit wasn’t from Earth.

Tilted pillars, cracked steps and sliding stone canopies in Indian temples are being used to reconstruct earthquakes.

The gravitational pull of the sun and the moon has a tidal effect on the Earth’s crust that gives scientists new insights into the mechanics of the San Andreas fault. Bill Condie reports.

A NASA supercomputer simulation captures a mix of radiation, magnetic fields, gravity and other physical phenomena to give a view of the galaxy 700,000 years ago.

If the spacecraft’s rocket doesn’t fire at the right time, its 2.8-billion-kilometre journey will be for nought.

A new NASA study tries to work out what the atmospheres of ‘hot Jupiters’ have in common.

The health of sea ice between the poles couldn’t be more different. The extremes, US researchers say, boil down to geology.

By splitting the spectrum into four, scientists have maximised electricity generation from a beam of sunlight.

How brain cells regulate waking and snoozing is still mostly a mystery. A new study shows deciding factors may come from outside the cells.

The OSIRIS-REx mission to return samples from an asteroid will cost nearly $1 billion, and to make sure it’s up to the job, NASA needs practice material.