Independent experiments conducted on both sides of the Atlantic have started to find major cracks in the Standard Model of physics, suggesting that a previously undetected fifth fundamental force guiding the mechanics of the cosmos may exist. Within the Standard Model of physics there are four known fundamental forces governing interactions throughoutread more

  An invisible force has been pulling apart one side of  the nearby Hyades star cluster, leaving the tail of the stellar group partially devoid of stars.  The astronomers who noticed the phenomenon suspect that a dark matter structure with the mass of 10 million suns is behind the mysteriousread more

[Updated Feb. 19 to reflect Perseverance and Ingenuity’s successful landing] Mars became a fair bit busier this month, with no less than three missions—each from a different country—having arrived at the red planet over the past few weeks. The UAE’s Al-Amal and China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft entered orbit earlier in February, and NASA’s Mars 2020read more