Scientists have uncovered a startling new discovery in the heart of what they thought was a "boring" galaxy. They've discovered a supermassive black hole explosively heating and blasting the gas in the galaxy, creating a type of galactic storm.
Say "cheese!" The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of the galaxy cluster SDS J1038+4849 that makes it look as if the galaxy itself is smiling. But the new image isn't just a pretty face; it also tells astronomers a bit more about this galaxy.
A team of researchers and engineers have announced plans for a small satellite, named "Twinkle," that will give radical new insights into the chemistry, formation and evolution of planets orbiting stars.
It turns out that the sun's activity may be the same as it was in the 18th century. Scientists have standardized historical results and have discovered that solar activity may not have changed much at all
Two stars are headed toward disaster. Astronomers have discovered a close pair of white dwarf stars that are doomed to merge and cause a thermonuclear explosion that will result in a supernova.
Astronomers may have discovered a hidden galaxy, called Galaxy X. Veiled behind clouds of dust, the dark-matter-dominated galaxy is marked by a cluster of young, pulsating stars.
NASA has unveiled a new video of the far side of the moon. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has caught images of the moon's far side and now, NASA has constructed a video that shows and explains exactly what the far side is like.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured some images of a rare occurrence. It's caught three of Jupiter's largest moons passing in front of the gas planet's banded face.
Stars may actually be younger than astronomers first thought. The latest data release from the ESA satellite Planck consortium reveals that star formation in our universe may be relatively recent.
Scientists have calculated that there may be hundreds of billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy which could support life.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the evolution and formation of hundreds of nearby galaxies. Now, they're unveiling new scientific images of these galaxies that reveal their internal structure and interaction among one another.
The VISTA telescope is taking some spectacular images of the central regions of our Milky Way as it maps the galaxy. Known as the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) survey, this effort should give astronomers a new glimpse of our galaxy as a whole.