An international team of scientists has created the most detailed large-scale model of the universe to date, a simulation they call TNG50.
Gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful kinds of explosions known in the universe, can generate even more energetic light beams than astronomers previously realized, according to a set of new studies.
A giant planet wildly careening around a star may not prevent an Earth-size planet from staying in a stable orbit friendly to life as we know it, a new study finds.
NASA has asked a team of scientists to figure out what they could learn from sending a major mission to Venus and how such a mission might work.
This week, the variable star Mira reaches its highest point, roughly halfway up in the southern sky at around 10 p.m. local time.
There are no hurricanes on Mercury, but there is plenty of water ice — and observing that ice can help scientists deal with the lingering effects of a very terrestrial hurricane.
Like the famous video game superhero Pac-Man, black holes may grow by gobbling up feasts — in their case, other black holes.
NASA will unveil its newest commercial partners to build private moon landers for trips to the moon today (Nov. 18) and you can follow the announcement live online.
You're about to take a dip into the inky blackness of a giant black hole and see what's on the other side of that enigmatic event horizon. What will you find inside? Read on, brave explorer.
The workout routine astronauts use to prepare for space may also benefit cancer patients by reducing the long-term side effects of medical care.
An intervening cluster of galaxies acts like a cosmic microscope and bends and magnifies light from a distant galaxy.
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