A new map of the Milky Way has revealed a surprising fact about the stars living in our galaxy -- nearly a third have moved far from their stellar birthplace.
Astronomers convened to present the latest findings on just about everything under the sun, and well beyond our solar system.
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
After poring over the details of the most perfect Einstein Ring imaged to date, ALMA astronomers have discovered that this distant galaxy is a frenzy of star formation.
Three supernovae have been found erupting alone in the depths of 'intracluster' space -- a cosmic first.
Powerful jets of material spewing from the edge of monster black holes may be more likely to arise where two galaxies have merged together.
An ongoing act of cosmic cannibalism may be responsible for the strange appearance and unprecedented behavior of a gigantic star nicknamed Nasty 1.
Astronomers may have solved the decades-long cosmic murder mystery of what kills most galaxies in the universe: They are strangled to death, so they can no longer create new stars.
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