The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks have a darker side
The black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be warping and combining binary stars into a strange new kind of object, according to a new study.
String theory is a powerful idea, unfinished and untested, but one that has persisted for decades despite inauspicious beginnings.
Will the first woman to travel to the moon be the winner of a billionaire's "girlfriend contest"? We really hope not.
Excluding Mercury, this newly discovered asteroid has the smallest known aphelion distance in our entire solar system.
Researchers claim to have found serious fault with the existence of dark energy, but not everyone is buying into it.
The 2010s saw big advances in Mars exploration, but the new decade may bring even more exciting Red Planet news.
Researchers recently released simulations of the Large Magellanic Cloud — a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way — and found that cosmic rays from a starburst event are starting to rip it apart.
Two new sunspots have ended a long period of relative quiet on the surface of our blazing host star, heralding the start of a new 11-year cycle of sunspot activity.
A U.S. facility — designed in part to solve the mysteries of dark matter — now officially carries the name of the scientist who concluded that the elusive substance must exist.
A newly discovered suburb of baby-booming stars, known as the Radcliffe Wave, may be the largest structure in the Milky Way.
Mysterious ultra-fast pinpricks of radio energy keep lighting up the night sky and nobody knows why.
Scientists have discovered what may be TESS' first known Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a nearby star, meaning liquid water could exist on the surface of this terrestrial planet.
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