Scientists have captured their best view yet of how extreme magnetic fields shape superfast jets from the most powerful explosions in the universe.
In a galaxy far, far away, two black holes have been spotted, trapped in a gravitational dance that can only end when they collide and merge as one. Continue reading →
As the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving Day, Comet ISON suffered a pretty severe cosmic flesh wound as it flew perilously close to the sun. Continue reading →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
Something puzzling about a very rare class of distant quasars has been uncovered -- some appear to be sucking material inwards at relativistic speeds, whereas the vast majority of quasars do exactly the opposite. Continue reading →
A new and novel theory posits that the Big Bang didn't happen -- but there are some fundamental flaws with this idea. Continue reading →
Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are some of the most powerful explosions in the Universe -- now a new GRB has been spotted from a time in the Universe's history when galaxies were just beginning to form. Continue reading →
The origin of the mysterious short-duration gamma-ray bursts have eluded astronomers for decades, but a recent observation of a "kilonova" by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope has finally nailed down the culprit. Continue reading →
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