habitability

Why This Star-Packed Region Of Space Is Likely Devoid Of Life

Why This Star-Packed Region Of Space Is Likely Devoid Of Life

Globular clusters are among the most fascinating celestial phenomena in the galaxy, packing a hideous number of stars into a relatively tiny region of space. Given the sheer number and variety of stars within these clusters, it seems reasonable to think they’d also be packed with life. But as new…

New Evidence Points To Icy Plate Tectonics On Europa

New Evidence Points To Icy Plate Tectonics On Europa

Jupiter’s moon Europa features a warm subterranean ocean covered in ice. For years, scientists have wondered if certain surface features are the result of plate tectonics, which, if true, would make Europa the only known place in the Solar System other than Earth to experience large, subduction-driven quakes. What’s more,…