In three new papers released this week, scientists analyzed data from NASA’s InSight lander to reveal the structure of Mars and its layers, revealing information about the planet’s crust, lithosphere, mantle, and core. Plus, isotopes in an exoplanet’s atmosphere, a potential exomoon being formed, the heart of a radio galaxy, and black holes impeding stellar birth.
Researchers find that the “oddball supernova” of a curiously cool, yellow star was lacking the hydrogen content expected, “stretching what is physically possible.” Plus, finding potentially habitable planets, a gamma-ray burst, ash clouds, and a new lunar map in this week’s What’s Up.
Theoretical physicists have found a way to possibly detect primordial black holes which could lead to answers about dark matter and maybe even the existence of a multiverse. Plus the age of the Universe, a wobble in Mars’ axis, and that pesky candidate signal from Proxima Centauri.
Once again, we find that dust is the culprit, this time causing a black hole to cast shadows out from the heart of its galaxy. Plus, a fossil galaxy in the Milky Way, newborn jets, and more.