More gravitational wave discovery rumors are flying, but this time they've taken a specific – and, possibly, really exciting – new twist.
The space telescope has captured a stunning view of a galaxy that just won't conform to a regular shape.
This massive black hole candidate may be of the 'intermediate-mass' variety, possibly tying up a perplexing astrophysical puzzle.
Pluto's weirdly dynamic and 'young' surface has just become even more intriguing with the release of this stunning color image of what is thought to be a huge cryovolcano, or ice volcano.
China is moving forward with plans to land a probe on the far side of the moon, state news agency Xinhua reports.
There are few more potent reminders that Mars used to be a wet world than seeing ancient, dried up river beds etched into the red planet's surface.
You can say what you like about our nearest star, but as this latest solar eruption proves, it certainly has impeccable timing.
In a galactic cluster far, far away, a galaxy has grown an unprecedented tail of super-heated gases, providing astronomers with a unique glimpse of an extreme intragalactic environment.
There are few views in Saturnian orbit that are more satisfying than seeing two or more moons in the same frame -- particularly when they align.
Jupiter's Big Red Spot is the largest example of a long-lived storm in the solar system, but now it has some pretty stiff competition in another star system.
Astrophysicists have created a computer model that simulates a dying stars' magnetic guts before generating a cosmic monster.
Shimmering deep inside a cosmic supervoid is MCG+01-02-015, a pristine galaxy that is the undisputed galactic loner of the universe.
Could the seismic fingerprint of dust devils detected on Earth be used to decipher the tiny tornadoes racing across the Martian surface?
Recent observations of the gaps in protoplanetary disks surrounding nearby young stars may not be "proof"of the formation of exoplanets.
According to observations by Hubble and Kepler, the universe has only just begun to produce habitable worlds — what does this mean for the evolution of intelligent life?
The fascinating speculation surrounding a recent Kepler observation of a star 1,500 light-years away has reignited questions of alien life in our universe and what it means for future studies.
NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected something weird orbiting a nearby star — is it evidence of an alien civilization? Or is it just a clump of comets?
Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading theoretical physicists.