In order to solve a mystery, you need to revisit the scene of the crime. In the case of the Big Bang, though, that's a little difficult. Now, scientists have managed to get their furthest look back through time yet, catching a glimpse of the universe a mere 100 to 300,000 years after its birth.
ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a new, stunning picture of a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The image reveals unprecedented details of two odd gas clouds.
More than 12 billion years ago, a star exploded, blasting its remains outward in twin jets at nearly the speed of light. Now, astronomers are analyzing the light from this massive eruption, learning more about a galaxy from the dark ages.
It turns out that our sun is ramping up its activity. The massive magnetic field of our closest star is about the flip, heralding the peak of the 11-year solar cycle.
The sun has some fascinating features, spawning solar flares and coronal mass ejections that hurl billions of particles into space. Now, researchers have obtained new and remarkably detailed photos of our nearest star with help from the New Solar Telescope (NST).
It turns out that Mars may have some features that we weren't aware of. Scientists have announced that the Martian surface was once covered with a thick sheet of ice when more than 600 objects slammed into its surface.
With the help of the infrared data from the Subaru Telescope, which is mounted at Mauna Kea in Hawaii, astronomers have imaged a giant Jovian exoplanet around a star similar to the Sun, and named it GJ 504b.
This graphic shows the orbits of all the known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs), numbering over 1,400 as of early 2013.
Want to learn more about the sun? NASA certainly does. The space agency is planning on launching a sounding rocket, called VERIS, on August 8 in order to learn a bit more about our closest star.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has provided the strongest evidence that when two small super dense stellar objects merge together, they produce a short duration of gamma ray bursts.
Japan has launched the world's first talking humanoid robot astronaut successfully into space aboard a Japanese cargo ship on August 3, to serve as a companion to the first Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, who will arrive in November.