The sun may actually be influencing lightning strikes on Earth. How? The sun is temporarily "bending" Earth's magnetic field and allowing a shower of energetic particles to enter the upper atmosphere.
New observations of globular clusters in a small galaxy, called Fornax, show that they are very similar to those found in the Milky Way, and so must have formed in a similar way.
Scientists are hoping to learn a bit more about the origins of gamma-ray bursts using some new equipment: space "microphones."
Understanding the magnetic fields of planets is important for understanding how they interact with the rest of the cosmic bodies around them. Now, scientists have developed a new method that allows them to estimate the magnetic field of a distant exoplanet.
Philae lander's mission may be complete, but Rosetta's is far from over. The spacecraft will continue its own exploration as it orbits Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko during the year as the comet approaches our sun.
Astronomers may have just discovered a black hole that was ejected from a galaxy. The researchers have spotted a mysterious object that could either be a black hole, or a giant star that's exploding over an exceptionally long period of several decades.
Astronomers have spotted an unusual alignment spread across our universe. They've discovered 93 quasars that have formed huge groupings spread over billions of light-years at a time when the universe was at a third of its current age.
You wouldn't think our planet experiences many close encounters from asteroids. Yet a new map shows exactly how often Earth's atmosphere is hit by small asteroids, called bolides.
Why didn't the universe collapse immediately after the Big Bang? That's a question that physicists have been struggling with for years. Now, they may just have their answer.
There may be a new method to detect dark matter. Physicists have taken a closer look at the current techniques and believe that they may just have a new way to detect elusive dark matter.
It turns out that the asteroid Vesta may have a history of large impacts. Scientists have completed the first geological and tectonic map of the asteroid, revealing a bit more about its past.