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 →
For those who understand the Cosmos, or at least part of it, hold the key to explaining some wonderful sights.
On April 27, a powerful flash of radiation erupted from deep space -- the gamma-ray burst was the brightest on record, challenging some of the leading theories on how the most powerful explosions in the known Universe occur. Continue reading →
Using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), astronomers have detected two ancient "failed stars" that are likely 10 billion years old. Continue reading →
In our quest to discover strange new life on strange new worlds, a group of astronomers have determined that if we are to detect extraterrestrial biology, we should fine-tune our search to the color purple. Continue reading →
The space telescope has imaged the nearest star to the sun, Proxima Centauri, but it's still just a point of light shining in the night. Continue reading →
Throughout the year there are many beautiful sights to be seen above our heads, but the crisp dark nights are without doubt the best for hunting down celestial wonders.
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