An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.
It has taken researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias almost three years to produce the deepest image of the Universe ever taken from space, by recovering a large quantity of 'lost' light around the largest galaxies in the HUDF
After slowly forming stars for the first few billion years of their lives, the Magellanic Clouds, near neighbors of our own Milky Way galaxy, have upped their game and are now forming new stars at a fast clip. This new insight into the history of the Clouds comes from the first detailed chemical maps made of galaxies beyond the Milky Way.
The strange orbits of some objects in the farthest reaches of our solar system, hypothesised by some astronomers to be shaped by an unknown ninth planet, can instead be explained by the combined gravitational force of small objects orbiting the Sun beyond Neptune, say researchers.
Using images and thermal data collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Southwest Research Institute scientists and their collaborators have calculated the ages of large lunar craters across the Moon to be less than 1 billion years.
GW researchers part of global team explaining why some supernovae do not emit GRBs
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.
The interstellar rock 'Oumuamua astounded scientists when it hurtled through the solar system in 2017. Now, scientists backtrack its flight to find its mysterious origins.
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.