Scientists in the U.K. have identified Saturn and Jupiter’s snowy moons as potentially representing the best chance for life outside of Earth.
We’re about to see — for the very first time — the event horizon of a black hole, proving beyond any last vestige of doubt that Einstein’s interstellar monsters are real. And here’s what it will look like.
An enormous, 3-mile-wide “potentially hazardous asteroid” is hurtling towards Earth and is slated to zoom past the planet tomorrow, but scientists say there is no need to worry.
Data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope has been crunched using Artificial Intelligence, helping scientists discover a new planet outside our solar system.
Star-gazers are in for a treat this week when the annual Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak on Wednesday and Thursday.
NASA has announced it will make an announcement surrounding a new discovery from its Kepler mission, a space telescope used to find exoplanets.
Astronomers have discovered the oldest supermassive black hole ever found — a behemoth that grew to 800 million times the mass of the sun when the universe was just 5 percent of its current age, a new study finds.
The winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere is less than a month away.
Astronomers have found 72 potential galaxies hiding in plain sight inside a vast patch of the sky previously observed by the Hubble Space Telescope .
Around the globe, in both developed and developing nations, Earth’s night skies are being filled with artificial light more and more each year, according to a new study.
More antimatter particles stream toward Earth than scientists can explain — and new research from a mountaintop observatory in central Mexico deepens the mystery by crossing off one possible source.
A supernova that “cheated” death more than once is baffling astronomers — and still refuses to die.
Astronomers have uncovered an ancient cosmic artifact 11 billion light-years from Earth: the oldest spiral galaxy ever seen.
Scientists on the hunt for colliding black holes should turn their eyes to the quiet, outer regions of galaxies like the Milky Way, a new study suggests.
An incredible image released by NASA shows the Sun bearing a striking resemblance to a jack-o-lantern.
Astronomers have discovered a planet the size of Jupiter orbiting a star that’s only half the size of the sun — a celestial phenomenon that contradicts theories of planet formation.
Some of the most exciting new discoveries in space come from far, far away, thanks to telescopes capable of detecting exoplanets that are so distant we’d likely never be able to actually visit them, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still some pretty interesting stuff here in our own Solar System.
There’s a prosaic explanation for at least some of the weirdness of “Tabby’s star,” it would appear.
Organic molecules once thought to be produced only by life-forms have been found in two separate regions of space: a nearby comet and the debris around a pair of forming stars.
New computer simulations reveal how supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang could fuel some of the largest and oldest black holes in the universe.
The soon-to-launch James Webb Space Telescope will turn its powerful eye on two of the solar system’s top candidates for hosting alien life: the icy moons Enceladus and Europa, the agency confirmed in a statement this month.
Astronomers in Japan have found a possible black hole in the Milky Way galaxy, which they believe could be the missing link in the development of supermassive black holes that has been theorized, but never officially found.
Astronomers have detected the magnetic field of a galaxy located a whopping 5 billion light-years from Earth.
A strange dead star may be a remnant of what was essentially a miniature supernova, a new study finds.