Astronomers have made a startling discovery. They've found a galaxy that magnified a background, Type Ia supernova by 30 times through gravitational lensing.
Astronomers have made a startling discovery using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. They've employed a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks seen around young stars.
When you think of threats to cities and towns, your mind might automatically go to the problem of crime or even climate change. Yet there may be another threat that we haven't considered: asteroid impacts.
Black holes possess immense forces working within and around them. These structures in particular are some of the most important shapers and movers of the universe. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at black holes and galaxies' central bulges, revealing exactly how black holes shape the unive...
Researchers have observed a phase transition different from the smooth transition of the early universe from the hot "soup" of subatomic particles to atoms, made up of neutrons, protons and electrons that are the building blocks of matter.
What first appeared to be a type of upside-down planet may have just given scientists the clues they need to develop a new method for studying binary star systems.
Astronomers may have just solved the mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby star systems. Scientists have managed to create the first viable model for the planetary system orbiting one of the first stars discovered to have planets.
On the eve of the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, NASA initiated a global event inviting people to engage in the worldwide celebration by taking a global selfie.
Ancient impact glass from asteroids may tell us a little bit more about the history of our planet. This molten glass can encapsulated bits of plant life that reveal what Earth was like millions of years ago.
Turn your eyes to the skies tonight; you may just be in for a spectacular show. The Lyrid meteor shower is scheduled to perform late tonight and into early tomorrow morning during Earth Day, though you may have a hard time seeing it due to the moon.
The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) can track bright points in the solar atmosphere and magnetic signatures on our star's surface to reveal a bit more about what lies beneath the sun's surface.
Scientists may be learning a bit more about Mars' atmosphere by studying meteorites. They've examined 40 of these space rocks that fell to Earth from the Red Planet and have unlocked the secrets of the ancient Martian atmosphere.