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.
What is dead don't always stay dead in space. Scientists discovered that a very specific series of events could result in burned out stars getting a quick burst of life from black hole activity.
The monster galaxy COSMOS-AzTEC-1 is spitting out stars at an abnormally frenzied pace. Scientists take a closer look using ALMA in Chile, finding that the gas clouds within are startlingly unstable.
Earth is a tiny planet in the vast universe where powerful objects are in constant movement and collision. Here’s another way the planet could meet its end in the wake of inescapable forces.
There's truly something very strange about the processes involving black holes. In a new study, researchers reveal a phenomenon where time appeared to repeat itself backward during gamma-ray bursts.
Once upon a time, the Milky Way died. It may have been several billions of years ago, but the stars in the sky paint a picture of the galaxy’s tumultuous history that has huge implications in galaxy evolution.
One poorly-worded tweet can cost a job in this day and age. A NASA intern learned this the hard way when she sent a profanity-laced tweet to another Twitter user who turned out to be an important NASA alum.