Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, as well as other mass extinction events and geologic upheavals, according to one scientist.
Scientists have re-discovered the famous Higgs boson, the "God particle" believed to be responsible for all the mass in the Universe, using superconductors, researchers announced Thursday.
New technology involved in creating Christopher Nolan's epic Interstellar is shedding light on the powerful effects of real life black holes and paving the way for astrophysics research, a new study explains.
The oldest stars in the sky aren't so old after all. They actually lit up the Universe more than 100 million years later than scientists previously thought, according to a new study.
Back in March, scientists operating the telescope BICEP2 announced that they may have found proof of the Big Bang that created the Universe, while others claimed that their findings could just as well be explained by light scattering off dust between the stars in the Milky Way. And now, new research has confirmed that dust has foiled their "breakthrough" discovery.
A number of holidays are nearly upon us, and you neighborhood is likely looking a lot brighter at night. Little did you know that up above, the Universe has brightened as well. That's because a pair of Galaxies about 130 million light years away just had a get-together, producing some of the most concentrated super-bright X-ray light emissions ever seen.
Construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) has been given the green light, meaning this "eye of the sky" is a mere 10 years away from peering into the Universe and revealing all its wonders.
New analyses of a primitive meteorite's magnetic fields, frozen within the space rock's grains, are helping to shed light on the solar system's birth and how it has evolved over time, a new study describes.
Last year, a series of sounding rockets were launched to better asses all the light in the known Universe. Based on the resulting data, experts have now determined that there is a lot more infrared light between galaxies than we can account for, leaving astronomers wondering "so where did it all come from?"
Using a novel technique to create a high-resolution map, scientists can now view the adolescent Universe in 3-D, new research describes.
Using a telescope high in Chile's Atacama desert, a group of scientists operating under the POLARBEAR project have made the most accurate measurement yet of cosmic microwave polarization, offering clues about the origins of the Universe, new research describes.
Scientists are focusing on large, star-forming galaxies, whose radiation leaks are shedding light on the beginnings of the Universe as the first stars came into existence, new research says.
Some ancient stars may have had some rather unusual deaths, according to a new study, possibly shedding some light on how today's Universe came to be.
Black holes have long been a mystery that scientists have tried to unravel, and now one scientist claims that this phenomenon is mathematically impossible - and she has the data to prove it.