Breakthrough Starshot, one of the most exciting astronomical projects of all time, aims to reach the Alpha Centauri star system in 20 years. However, scientists found a critical challenge: the possibility of damage due to interstellar gas and dust
The Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning view of the constellation Sagittarius. The universe is painted with a colorful display of celestial bodies including a number of blue stars.
A research conducted by the University of Birmingham detected resonant acoustic oscillations also dubbed as "stellar music", sounds which are emanating from the oldest stars in the galaxy about 13 billion years old.
New study reveals a new class of galaxies called red geysers that host supermassive black hole winds so hot and energetic that stars can't form.
A strikingly colorful emission nebula was captured by ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The light from blazing blue stars create a mantle of glowing pinkish gas.
William Gadoury discovers hidden Mayan city using his own theory that Mayan civilization chose the location of their cities in accordance to the stars of constellations.
A recent discovery by scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) found traces of iron isotopes in samples from the moon, similar to those found on our ocean floor, leading them to believe that it came from the same supernova explosion.
It pays to clean one's basement once in a while. A 1917 astronomical glass plate was unearthed from the collections of Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California revealed the first-ever evidence of exoplanetary system.
Super-Earths may want to back off a bit. A new study revealed a new class of planets outside our own solar system with atmospheres stripped away by their host stars.
An exoplanet with three suns was recently discovered by a group of scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics using the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT).
A new planet has been discovered in an open star cluster that is relatively near to Earth. A University of Texas astronomer reported the finding in a recent journal publication.
Alerted by the eccentric orbit of a planet with a mass eight times the size of Jupiter's, astronomers recently concluded that the planet has a unique, "dancing" orbit involving the unusual components of itself and a Sun-like star as well as a dwarf star.
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope's camera and spectrograph were able to look at 24 faint, long-dead galaxies to learn more about the length of time spent on star formation.
Astronomers found a rare type of growing galaxy that appears to feed off stolen gases.