Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' reboot has proven, once again, that the famous astronomer is one of the heavyweight science communicators of our time. Continue reading →
Records for furthest, biggest and brightest are always being broken in astronomy, but one of the more intriguing records has just been smashed. Continue reading →
Early planets may have harbored microbial life just after the universe started, warmed by cosmic radiation, says a new theory.
Too often, the term paradigm-shift is used in science reporting for things that, really, aren't much of a shift in our thinking at all -- but this black hole discovery could be THE paradigm shift we've all been waiting for.
Astronomers have found a mind-bogglingly large structure -- so big it takes light 10 billion years to traverse -- in a distant part of the universe.
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 →
In an epic quest to understand how supermassive black holes grow so massive, astronomers are using pulsars to detect gravitational waves. 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 →
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