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.