A NASA telescope has observed for the first time black holes eating stars and emitting flares of high-energy radiation.
There is a new planet detected near TW Hyrdae, a close star from us. And it is possible that we can now know how planets form.
With the recent discovery of Proxima b, an Earth-like planet orbiting the star Proxima Centauri, people have begun speculating what life on the planet would be like. A scientist from MIT shares her thoughts about human existence on Proxima b.
Scientists discovered the giant star system Eta Carinae’s strange and violent past, which reveals critical knowledge about how extremely massive stars die.
NASA is studying a peculiar star that appears to be both an old and a young star.
There could be another Earth. ESO announced that they have found a clear evidence that a planet orbits the nearest star from Earth and it has a suitable temperature to hold liquid water.
Kepler’s “Alien Megastructure” star has been dramatically dimming, and it’s causing confusion among astronomers.
There's a giant hole growing on the surface of the Sun, but despite its massive size, scientists confirmed that there is nothing to worry about.
Scientists caught a glimpse of the water snow lines around a young star, a first in the astronomical world.
A new x-ray reverberation mapping technique was used by astronomers to study tidal disruptions. Tidal disruption happens when a star falls into a black hole that then leads to its death. Stellar materials are caught into the spinning disc formed outside the black holes. This behavior can now be observed using the new x-ray technology.
A Yale astrophysicist started a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to support their current research on a star called KIC 8462852.
The ground-based telescope, Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) managed to obtain the deepest galaxy photo of a faint halo of stars of a neighboring galaxy, from its position on Earth.
The Herschel Space Observatory discovered a stellar association, or a group of new born stars, within the Vulpecula constellation also known as the Little Fox.
Researchers at Cornell University said that in order to find habitable zones in the galaxy, scientists should look at expanding red and old stars because they are capable of thawing icy and frozen moons and planets. Once thawed, they can now have the capability to retain water and eventually enable life to thrive.
A team of researchers led by Walter Robert Binns of Washington University in St. Louis has detected traces of 60Fe in cosmic rays flying through space, revealing that ashes from a nearby supernova continue to rain down on Earth up to this day.