Not many galactic eyelid formations have been observed because their lifespan is considered short. Scientists said the recent discovery could aid in learning more about this rare formation.
Space aliens could be alerting humanity of their existence. Two astronomers claim that they have evidence to prove that extraterrestrial life is trying to communicate to Earth through strange messages from the stars.
The latest to join the investigation is Stephen Hawking, through the Breakthrough Listen project, which is funded by himself and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and run by the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Research Centre at the University of California Berkeley.
For the first time, remains of Milky Way's ancient heart were discovered. The European Space Observatory (ESO) and its VISTA telescope discovered remains of an ancient star type called RR Lyrae.
Scientists have found another space oddity 400 light-years from Earth: a binary star with three misaligned planet-forming discs.
Young stars in the nebula Messier 78, invisible to the naked eye, are now seen peaking out from a thick fog of cosmic dust. The glimpses of these heavenly bodies can be credited to the very powerful telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) that they call their very own “dustbuster”.
The fall sky is destined to delight sky watchers all over the world. This October 2016, the heavenly bodies are dancing visibly past the planet; here’s the lineup of what can be expected in the skies this month.
A team of scientists found that the landscape of the universe does not have a preferred direction, but expands the same way in every direction.
Social media has gone haywire over the past couple of days all thanks to a report that NASA had shifted the astrological dates. The shift has reportedly caused the zodiac signs to change plus a 13th zodiac being added to the original 12 signs. However, the space agency has issued a statement about the controversy that has veered across international publications as well.
A new study suggests that the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the solar system have the same chemical origins.
ESA's Gaia telescope is about to complete the most accurate 3D map of the galaxy with 1.1 billion stars.
HAT-P-65b and HAT-P-66b are just additional "inflated" giant gas planets detected.
Astronomers discover two distinct types of star in the stellay cluster Terzan 5 that have an age-gap about 7 billion years.
Breakthrough Starshot, one of the most exciting astronomical projects of all time, aims to reach the Alpha Centauri star system in 20 years. However, scientists found a critical challenge: the possibility of damage due to interstellar gas and dust