Scientists have learned a bit more about how the universe evolved by studying leaky galaxies. They've taken a closer look at large star-forming galaxies to measure radiation leaks to see how the first stars were formed.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has helped a team of scientists to make the most detailed global map yet of the glow of a turbulent planet outside our solar system.
It turns out that there may not be nearly as much dark matter in the Milky Way as scientists thought. New measurements have shown that there is about half as much as this mysterious substance in the galaxy as previously estimated.
Astronomers have now seen right to the heart of an exploding star, thanks to a combination of data from telescopes. The findings reveal a highly-detailed look at exactly what happens when a star in a binary system hurls material into space.
Scientists have stumbled on a pulsating dead star shining with the energy of about 10 million stars. Called a pulsar, this dead star was previously thought to be a black hole because it was so powerful.
A certain black hole is more insatiable than expected. Astronomers have discovered a black hole that is consuming gas from a nearby star about 10 times faster than previously thought possible.
Scientists have discovered a snaking, extended filament of solar material that currently lies on the front of the sun and extends about one million miles across from end to end.
While researchers once believed that there must have been a small amount of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere before life began, they weren't sure where this non-life oxygen came from. Now, they may have some answers..
Finding water on Mars is an important part of the hunt for life on the Red Planet. Yet actually detecting it isn't easy. Now, researchers have developed a new method for finding water on Mars.
There are an increasing number of small "CubeSat" satellites being launched into orbit. Now, though, scientists have announced that in combination with a relaxed attitude to debris mitigation, these satellites could lead to hazards for all space users.
The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope has captured a spectacular new image of one of the most star-rich open clusters currently known.
NASA's Cassini mission continues to reveal new insights when it comes to Saturn's moon, Titan. Now, the mission has revealed that a giant, toxic cloud is hovering over the south pole of the large moon after the atmosphere there cooled dramatically.