Nature (journal)

April 9, 2018

Why Extraterrestrial Life May Be More Unlikely Than Scientists Thought

Phosphorus is an essential element for life — but that there was enough of it for life to start on Earth might just have been a […]
February 23, 2017

NASA discovers solar system with seven Earth-like planets, three of them in the star’s habitable zone

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of […]
March 9, 2016

Google's DeepMind defeats legendary Go player Lee Se-dol in historic victory

A huge milestone has just been reached in the field of artificial intelligence: AlphaGo, a program developed by Google’s DeepMind unit, has defeated legendary Go player […]
February 1, 2016

Nasa releases incredible video of flight over dwarf planet Ceres

The space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a detailed animation of what it would look like to fly over the dwarf planet of Ceres. Nasa’s […]
January 23, 2016

Can there really be a planet in our solar system that we don't know about?

How skeptical should we be, and how will we find out if this mystery planet is really out there? Scientists have long suspected that our solar […]
December 29, 2015

NASA Needs Lander To Find Life On Ceres

Ceres — the dwarf planet that has kept the world on tenterhooks with each new image from NASA ’s Dawn spacecraft — is still an odds-on […]
July 23, 2015

The Planet of Burning Ice

Gliese 436 b, or the Planet of Burning Ice, is one of the most exotic contradictions within the realm of human knowledge, for it is known […]
April 9, 2015

Multiple studies address riddles of the Moon's origin

The Moon may have been formed by a collision between Earth and an object that was strikingly similar in composition to our own planet. This could […]
February 17, 2015

Mystery Mars haze baffles scientists

A mysterious haze high above Mars has left scientists scratching their heads. The vast plume was initially spotted by amateur astronomers in 2012, and appeared twice […]