The creation of new black holes was thought to be unnoticable in most cases, at least with currently available technology on Earth. But a new theory predicts that most of these invisible events could actually be detectable when looking for the right signs.
This picture-perfect blood-red explosion shell is what remained after a powerful supernova 600 years earlier, and is now imaged in all its beauty by space telescope Hubble. There are several types of supernovae. The source of this gas cloud, known as SNR 0519, is known to have been a white dwarf sta...
A record-setting blast of gamma rays from a dying star in a distant galaxy has astounded astronomers. Instruments have detected the highest energy light ever seen from such an event.
What time is it? On Saturn, that's a tricky question. Now, an undergraduate student has discovered that a process occurring on Saturn's magnetosphere is linked to these seasons and changes with them.
Catch the spectacular Eta Aquarid meteor shower this weekend as it peaks during the early hours of the morning. Find out how and where to see it.
Should we be only looking at Earth-like planets for alien life? A researcher has announced that we should also be looking at different exoplanets that don't fit into that category.
Whether or not there was life on Mars has intrigued scientists for decades. Now, scientists have examined a meteorite that formed on Mars more than a billion years ago in order to learn a little bit more about the Red Planet.
ESO has captured a turbulent region of star formation where a cloud of gas and dust swirls in the constellation of Sagittarius.
The sun put on quite the display this May Day. It unleashed a colossal wave of super-hot plasma into space. Known as a coronal mass ejection (CME), this spectacular event was caught on camera by NASA scientists.
Are you a poet and you didn't even know it? Well, now you can be. For those of the galactic persuasion, NASA has a chance to make your work famous with a trip to the red planet!
A high-tech NASA telescope in orbit escaped a major collision with a former Soviet-era Russian spy satellite last year. The crash would have resulted in an explosion that would have released as much energy as two and a half tons of explosives.
The second mission of the newly developed Vega launcher has entered its final preparation phase one day before liftoff. The lightweight launcher is readied to take off in the night of May 3 with a trio of satellites as its payload.