Astronomers have detected something baffling at the furthest frontiers of our observable universe: lots of massive galaxies that shouldn't even exist.
After surveying some promising galactic candidates, an astronomer has concluded that there is little to no evidence for any super-advanced alien civilizations in our local universe.
NASA's NEOWISE mission has tracked down an elusive family of asteroids that shun regular orbits in the asteroid belt, instead preferring a crazy roller coaster ride through the solar system's equatorial plane.
Mike Simmons, President and Founder of the non-profit organization Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), gives Discovery News an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at an observing flight on board the world's biggest airborne infrared observatory.
Astronomers may have discovered an exoplanet that has found the elixir to planetary youth, knocking billions of years off its age.
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.
Like a black fog churning through space, this view of a dark molecular cloud seems to extinguish the sparkle of distant stars.
Through the use of a monster telescope attached to a modified Boeing 747 jet, astronomers have discovered the dust of an ancient supernova near the center of the Milky Way.
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