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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Secret Sea Opened Throughout the Antarctic Winter season. Now, Researchers Know Why.

Secret Sea Opened Throughout the Antarctic Winter season. Now, Researchers Know...

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A polynya in Antarctica's Weddell Sea. Credit: Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images A swath of ice-free sea that regularly opens up during the frigid Antarctic winters is created by cyclones. Sea ice in Antarctica is thickest in the winter, so the appearance of open water is perplexing. These open seas are called polynyas. In 2017,…
Secret of Strange Sky-Glow Called ‘STEVE’ Lastly Resolved

Secret of Strange Sky-Glow Called ‘STEVE’ Lastly Resolved

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This amateur astronomer's photograph, taken on May 8, 2016, in Keller, Washington, was used in the new research about the celestial phenomenon called STEVE. The major structures are two bands of upper atmospheric emissions located 100 miles (160 kilometers) above the ground: a reddish arc and a green picket fence. Credit: Rocky Raybell Three years…
NASA hatches strategy to fix Mars InSight mole secret

NASA hatches strategy to fix Mars InSight mole secret

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The mole is stuck on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Mars InSight lander has been a star on the Red Planet. It touched down in November and has since snapped lovely landscapes, deployed a seismometer and unleashed a burrowing heat probe known as the "mole." Everything was going great until the mole got stuck under the surface…
NASA Mars rover Interest back to work after secret snafu

NASA Mars rover Interest back to work after secret snafu

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity checks out the Midland Valley outcrop area. NASA/JPL-Caltech While the rover body count has piled up on Mars, there's one wheeled machine that's still kicking. NASA's Curiosity rover is getting back to work after an unexpected mini-vacation caused by a unknown glitch two weeks ago. Mars fans first suspected something was…
Ripples in Space-Time Might Assist Fix Cosmic Secret of How Quick Universe Is Expanding

Ripples in Space-Time Might Assist Fix Cosmic Secret of How Quick...

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An artist's depiction of two neutron stars merging and releasing gravitational waves. Credit: R. Hurt/Caltech-JPL Analyzing ripples in the fabric of space and time created by pairs of dead stars may soon solve a cosmic mystery surrounding how quickly the universe is expanding — if scientists are lucky. That's the verdict of a new study,…
Chinese Probe Uncovers New Secret on the Dark Side of the Moon

Chinese Probe Uncovers New Secret on the Dark Side of the...

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The moon's far side, as seen by China's Chang'e 4 spacecraft shortly before its historic landing on Jan. 2, 2019. Credit: CLEP/CNSA The "dark" side of the moon isn't really darker than the "light" side of the moon. But that far side does appear to get colder at night. Earth's moon is tidally locked to…
Secret At Dyatlov Pass

Secret At Dyatlov Pass

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In late January of 1959 a group of nine students of the Ural Polytechnical Institute and an older ski instructor departed from the city of Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) on an expedition to Otorten Mountain in the northern Urals. Lead by Igor Dyatlov, an experienced mountaineer, the group proceeded as planned. Over the next few days,…
Researchers might have fixed the terrific secret of dark matter

Researchers might have fixed the terrific secret of dark matter

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MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRA This might come as a surprise, but we don't really know exactly what makes up our entire universe. Don't freak out though.  An Oxford scientist has proposed a new theory that may have put to bed one of the cosmos' greatest mysteries.  Scientists long believed that the universe was expanding but would eventually…
Cirque Du Soleil Works With A Neuroscientist To Open The Secret Of ‘Wonder’

Cirque Du Soleil Works With A Neuroscientist To Open The Secret...

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Cirque aerialist in water works Tomas Muscionico Cirque Du Soleil (CDS) is the largest theatrical production in the world. It’s also arguably the most successful live show at evoking feelings of ‘awe’ in audiences. The circus is an impressive confluence of athletic arts, set design, lighting, costumes, makeup and music. “We've been called creators of…
Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill Home’ director describes how he kept the program’s greatest secret concealed

Netflix’s ‘The Haunting of Hill Home’ director describes how he kept...

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There are plenty of mysteries in Netflix's hit new horror series, "The Haunting of Hill House," but the biggest was hidden in plain sight the entire time. That means that director Mike Flanagan had to go to great lengths to keep the secret of the "Red Room" hidden from the audience. Throughout the first season,…

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