Articles by

Nikk Ogasa

Our picture of habitability on Europa, a top contender for hosting life, is changing

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS — On stage, before a silent assembly of scientists, many of whom are experts...

Jupiter’s moon Io may have been volcanically active ever since it was born

Jupiter’s moon Io has possibly been erupting for a very, very, very long time. Io is...

Where are U.S. earthquakes most likely? A new map shows the hazard risks

Some 230 million people in the United States face the potential of damaging earthquakes in 100 years,...

The oldest known fossilized skin shows how life adapted to land

A dark sliver of rock pulled from an Oklahoma limestone quarry is the world’s oldest fossil cast...

A toxic gas that could help spawn life has been found on Enceladus

SAN FRANCISCO — For those delighted by the possibility of alien life, Enceladus, the wintry moon of...

Speed bumps under Thwaites Glacier could help slow its flow to the sea

SAN FRANCISCO — Most of the news regarding the Thwaites Glacier, a Florida-sized slab of ice that...

A telescope dropped dark matter data from the edge of space. Here’s why

Doomsday came on May 25 for the payload of a pumpkin-shaped balloon at the edge of space....

Grassland and shrubland fires destroy more U.S. homes than forest fires

Forest fires can devastate vast swaths of land, but in the United States, another category of conflagrations...