Thursday, March 27, 2014
sharply defined rings surrounding the asteroid Chariklo, at 250 km in diameter the largest centaur orbiting between Saturn and Uranus in the outer solar system and the smallest object yet seen to host a stable ring system.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
most distant known object in our solar system, part of the inner Oort cloud with an elliptical orbit of 80 AU at its closest point to the Sun and perturbed enough to suggest the existence of a further large, planet-sized massive body.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
chimeric albino redwood growing near a railroad in Cotati, California, one of only ten specimens ever found that produce male and female cones as well as displaying normal and albino tissues in the same tree.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
persistent pattern in the inner radiation belt surrounding Earth similar to "zebra stripes," a distortion caused by the rotation of the planet that was previously thought incapable of affecting the high-energy electrons of the belts with velocities near the speed of light.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
revived and continue to grow, showing that a vital element of ecosystems can survive long-term, millennial-scale ice ages.
Monday, March 17, 2014
first physical evidence of gravitational waves as well as the theory of cosmic origins.
Monday, March 10, 2014
pull electrons from iron and conductive minerals found in soil for use with sunlight as nourishment in their own metabolism.