There are few things that get us more excited than the mysteries of dark matter and the warping of spacetime, but when you have both wrapped into a stunning image of an Einstein ring, you know you're onto something special.
A highly sensitive radio telescope has seen something peculiar in the depths of our cosmos: A group of supermassive black holes are mysteriously aligned, as if captured in a synchronized dance.
Astronomers have observed a supermassive black hole in a distant quasar and made a stunning discovery -- it's spinning one-third the speed of light.
The galaxy closest to us, Andromeda, is 2.5 million light years from Earth, yet it can still be seen with the naked eye. What goes on in our galactic nextdoor neighbor?
Last week, a group of astronomers announced that they had for the first time discovered the source galaxy for a mysterious type of event known as a fast radio burst (FRB). But only a few days later, another group of scientists produced informal research that suggested otherwise.
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a bright galaxy located a record-breaking 13.4 billion light years away, the most distant galaxy found yet.
To receive a message from an intelligent alien civilization, we have to be looking in the right place at the right time; how can we maximize our chances?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this picture is worth tens of billions of stars.
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