A surprisingly massive black hole has been discovered in the core of a small, compact galaxy -- a finding that appears to be a weird cosmic contradiction.
Last night, two more of Planet Lab’s shoebox-sized Earth imaging satellites launched themselves from aboard the International Space Station, the latest in a series of technical mysteries. Continue reading →
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted an unprecedented 100,000 light-year long structure wrapped around two colliding galaxies. Continue reading →
Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.
A weird type of 'hybrid' star has been discovered nearly 40 years since it was first theorized -- but until now has been curiously difficult to find. Continue reading →
It seems the strange "light source" seen in one of Mars rover Curiosity's landscape observations has two possible rational -- yet fascinating -- explanations. Continue reading →
NASA's Mars rover is exploring a region nicknamed "the Kimberly" after an Australian region -- but it seems the area is a little more 'Australian' than mission managers thought. Continue reading →
When you think of a celestial ring system, the beautiful ringed planet Saturn will likely jump to mind. But for the first time astronomers have discovered that ring systems aren't exclusive to planetary bodies -- asteroids can have them too.
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