It turns out that dark matter may be responsible for guiding the growth of supermassive black holes. Every massive galaxy has a black hole at its center and the larger that galaxy, the bigger its black hole. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at why the two are related.
As NASA's Dawn spacecraft shoots toward the dwarf planet Ceres, it's learning more about this small body. Now, scientists have spotted mysterious bright spots and craters in images of Ceres sent from the spacecraft.
An alien star may have nearly collided with our solar system. Scientists have discovered that 70,000 years ago, a star passed through the solar system's distant cloud of comets, the Oort Cloud. This makes it the only star to have approached so closely.
Scientists have encountered a mystery above the surface of Mars. They've spotted strange plumes reaching high above the Red Planet's surface that they're unable to explain.
We're getting a new look at ocean acidification--from space. Researchers have used satellites to monitor ocean acidification, and have been able to see the impacts on large swatches of inaccessible ocean from orbit.
Saturn's moon, Titan, has fascinated scientists for years. Now, researchers have taken a closer look at the giant moon and have discovered a new technique to improve NASA's Cassini spacecraft's images of the moon.
The iconic images of our solar system's planets from NASA's Voyager mission have officially turned 25 as of Feb. 14
Why do starburst galaxies "burst?" Now, scientists may have found out why by dissecting a cluster of star-forming clouds at the heart of NGC 253, a starburst galaxy close to the Milky Way.
The team responsible for the visual effects in the movie, Interstellar, have now shed a bit more light on the powerful effects of black holes.
Astronomers have discovered a rare planet with some extreme seasons. Called Kepler-432b, the planet is one of the most dense and massive planets to be discovered thus far, and has temperatures that range from 500 degrees Celsius to a scorching 1,000 degrees.
Astronomers have caught a pair of fraternal, twin stars in the midst of being born. The researchers have spotted a new pair of stars that's actually a new class of binary stars; one is fully formed while the other is still in its infancy.
Comets are a bit like deep fried ice cream--at least that's according to astronomers who have taken a closer look at the composition of comets. They've examined the structure of a comet and have discovered why they're encased in a hard, outer crust.