The latest headlines from around the cosmos.
Stars are born! Like, lots of them! How do astronomers figure out what’s going on in distant galaxies?
Observing the Universe is full of surprises and results can be explosive when stars reach the end of their life.
Brown dwarf W1935 exhibits signs of glowing methane—possibly caused by aurorae!
Where did a mysterious radio noise detected from space 40 years ago come from? Comets, astronomers say now.
Astronomers have observed a “failed supernova,” a massive star collapsing directly into a black hole.
Scientists have found a dream destination for Mars 2020’s Martian vacation!
A supernova four billion light years away allows astronomers to measure the expansion of the Universe.
A hardware issue on Juno is limiting its maneuvers, but we'll still see some gorgeous imagery of Jupiter.
Astronomers are now involving citizens in their search for the mysterious ninth planet in our solar system.
The first observational evidence for star formation in speedy outflows from galactic centers.
A fluorescing galaxy provides a technique for understanding the stunted growth of the smallest galaxies.
Schematic representation of rotating disc galaxies in the early Universe (right) and the present day (left). Observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope suggest that such massive star-forming disc galaxies in the early Universe were less influenced by dark matter (shown in red), as it was less concentrated.
Galaxies far, far away have less dark matter than galaxies nearby…