The brightest galaxy in the Universe has been discovered by scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), shining with the infrared light of more than 300 trillion suns, according to a new study.
Type Ia supernovae are some of the most rare and dazzling phenomena in the Universe, and yet astronomers were recently lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one in action. And now, their discovery is shedding light on the mysterious origins of such spectacles, according to a new study.
For decades, people have dreamed of the possibility of life on Mars. And as technologies have advanced, astronomers have bolstered their efforts in searching for civilized superbeings, to no avail. Although we have yet to discover life on the Red Planet, scientists are now honing a new technique that may change the game.
It has long been a mystery to astronomers as to how galaxies die and what kills them exactly. Now, a new study has found that most galaxies quite literally strangle to death.
Well, not yet, but that is the direction that scientists are headed. "Cloudy for the morning, turning to clear with scorching heat in the afternoon," may soon apply not just to typical late-summer days on Earth, but also to planets located outside our solar system, according to a new study.
Scientists have long wondered how our Blue Planet came to be covered by 70 percent water. Now a new study offers fresh evidence for how water reached Earth, finding that asteroids and comets are likely rich in water.
It's a bit belated, but happy Cinco de Mayo! While citizens in Mexico and the US alike were celebrating Mexico's unlikely victory against French forces in 1862 by throwing parades, singing songs, and enjoying A LOT of tequila, the Sun was having its own kind of celebration. According to NASA, the Sun launched an impressive solar flare on May 5.
The farthest known galaxy has recently been captured on camera, giving scientists a glimpse back in time to when the Universe was only five percent of its present age, according to new research.
In a day and age where zombies can be regularly found on TV, the silver screen, and even in video games, it's easy to argue that they are anything but rare. But what about radioactive and howling space zombies? Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, that appears to be exactly what one of NASA's impressive space telescopes has found, the details of which are published in a recent study.
NASA's spacecraft New Horizons is quickly approaching the small and icy world of Pluto, and already it is offering us a never-before-seen perspective. As it closes in for a historic fly-by in mid-July, the spacecraft can already see what experts suspect is a broad and bright polar ice cap.
In the beginning, there was only darkness... Then stars began to fill the heavens, lighting our Universe. No matter what your denomination or beliefs, this is one point you likely won't dispute. Astronomers have long been fascinated with the dawn of light, and now, with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, they believe they have determined how that beginning ended.
It seems obvious, that the great, vast Universe is 3-D, but now scientists are challenging this assumption, claiming that the Universe is really just a hologram, according to a new study.
Do you think you know your geography? Well, astronaut Scott Kelly, who is spending an entire year aboard the International Space Station (ISS), is looking to test your meddle.
For a long time now, on-the-go readers and workers have had one common enemy: sunlight. Trying to read a good book or even just your emails in the glare of the Sun has been a massive source of frustration for tablet and e-reader owners. Now however, experts are looking to a unique species of butterfly to make reflective screens a thing of the past.
Galaxies are often found in clusters, which contain what are called "red and dead" members that stopped forming stars in the distant past. Now new research has discovered that giant cosmic tsunamis can bring these dead galaxies back to life.