A new technique for understanding the star-forming history of the Milky Way in unprecedented detail makes it possible to determine the ages of stars at least two times more precisely than conventional methods, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers reported Jan. 10 at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting.
Researchers at UNIGE have discovered that photons emitted during the creation of a black hole appear to be disordered; within a single time slice they however appear to be highly ordered
A Japanese research group has identified a giant streak structure among the clouds covering planet Venus based on observation from the spacecraft Akatsuki. The team also revealed the origins of this structure using large-scale climate simulations.
Organic dust was found causing massive storms in Saturn's largest moon Titan. The findings of this recent study sheds more light on the geologic and atmospheric cycles of the Earth-like moon.
As the Earth spins on its axis, scientists observe a noticeable wobble on its motion. It's a phenomenon that has existed for centuries and now we've finally figured out why.
The stars have spoken. As scientists discover oddly shaped stellar movement patterns in the Milky Way disk, they uncover a turbulent past that included a near collision with another familiar galaxy.
As 'Star Trek' says, space is the final frontier and astronomers are continuing to chart the course. Scientists have finally found the planet Vulcan orbiting a star that’s just 16 light-years from Earth.
For the first time, long-distance emissions from neutron stars are spotted by scientists in only infrared light. Scientists offer explanations for the mysterious signals coming from nearby pulsar RX J0806.4-4123.
Pasta is delicious, but not very strong — unless it’s nuclear pasta. The eerie substance found in the husks of dead stars is the most formidable material in existence with a new study saying it’s 10 billion times stronger than steel.
There's been a huge chunk of the universe missing, specifically ordinary matter that scientists haven't been able to find. Now, research has shown exactly where the lost matter have been lurking.
A binary system of Trojan asteroids paint a picture of a massive brawl among the giant outer planets of the solar system. A new study reveals that such a skirmish could only have happened in the early prehistoric times.
There's a new exoplanet that's shown to be highly habitable, and it's just a stone's throw away from Earth. Proxima Centauri b orbits the closest star to the solar system, the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri.
Dozens of mysterious radio pulses from a dwarf galaxy billions of light-years away have just been detected by SETI Institute's artificial intelligence technology. The nature of these radio signals is unknown.
Planet Nine remains out of sight from Earth. However, scientists remain on the hunt and optimistic for the 'invisible' planet that's reportedly lurking behind Neptune.