Mysterious ‘glue’ holds planets, galaxies together. Search for elusive dark matter begins at CERN collider

The world’s most powerful particle accelerator that discovered the “God particle” is now hunting for what physicists call the ”glue” that holds our solar system, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies together — dark matter. After remaining shut for over three years, the cathedral of physics…

Did something crash on the Moon? China’s Yutu-2 rover spots ‘mystery hut’ on lunar surface

China’s Yutu 2 rover trundling on the Moon has spotted a mysterious outcrop on the far side of the lunar surface. The Chinese rover is in the Von Kármán crater on the lunar surface and spotted the cube-shaped object about 80 metres away from its location. According to a diary of the mission published by Our…

Search for alien life, mysterious ‘dark energy’ in Chile’s dry Atacama desert

In Chile’s dry Atacama desert, stargazers are scanning the clear night skies to detect the existence of life on other planets and study so-called ‘dark energy,’ a mysterious cosmic force thought to be driving the accelerating expansion of the universe. Central to the race to peer into distant…

Astronomers find water molecules, carbon monoxide on hot Jupiters

In the search for life beyond Earth, science has taken astronomers to mysterious giant gas planets that race around their host stars in extremely tight orbits. A new study is now shedding more light on the formation of these objects, known as hot Jupiters, as astronomers combine observations from the Hubble space…