For the first time, scientists get a glimpse of a baby planet amid its formation. The breakthrough image could shed valuable knowledge on the relatively unknown science of planet formation.
Scientists' decades-long observations of a supermassive black hole eating a star marked the first time they were able to see the aftermath of the phenomenon: a jetstream visible only in infrared and radio wavelengths.
What will happen when the sun dies? Humans will be long gone from Earth at that point, but it has been an ongoing debate among scientists for decades.
The Hubble Space Telescope captured images of a dead disk galaxy, which challenges previously held theories about the evolution of galaxies.
A newly discovered exoplanet is believed to be hotter than most stars. It's a gas planet like Jupiter but it is 2.8 times bigger than the Solar System's own gas planet.
The strange behavior of Tabby's star caused a stir in astronomers worldwide.
In the outermost reaches of our galaxy known as the halo lies a record breaking brown dwarf that have the purest composition and highest mass yet known.
A team led by researchers at MIT discovered a supermassive black hole about 300 million light years away from earth 'choking' on what seems to be a sudden influx of stellar debris.
A peek into the ALMA telescope gives us a glimpse of the early Universe billions of years ago.
Strange pulsing signals were detected in 234 stars out of the 2.5 million samples being observed by astronomers. The origin of the signals are still unknown and researchers are considering the possibility of an extra-terrestrial source.
Astronomers observe a supernova just a few hours after the explosion of a red supergiant star.
A team of astronomers opens planet-hunting for crowdsourcing with newly-released data and a user-friendly program.
Proxima b is one of the most popular exoplanets -- not just because it's an exoplanet in itself, but it's one of the closest exoplanets to Earth. Now, recent studies are suggesting that it may actually be habitable.
Carl Sagan put it best, "We are all made of starstuff." Check out the periodic table that explains he's right.