Scientists have found the most distant quasar yet known — and it's home to a seriously supermassive black hole.
The landing of NASA's Perseverance Mars rover next month will make serious waves, some of which may help scientists better understand the Red Planet's structure.
About 21,000 light-years from Earth, far-off in the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have spotted the fastest-spinning (and possibly the youngest) magnetar ever seen.
Astronomers may be getting closer to discovering as-yet hidden cosmic secrets, such as the nature of dark matter and the presence of widespread distortions in space-time.
A rocky exoplanet known as TOI-561b was found circling one of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy. The exoplanet is about 50% larger than Earth.
Astronomers just confirmed the existence of KOI-5Ab, which was first flagged as a potential planet by NASA's pioneering Kepler space telescope way back in 2009.
Just a month after returning asteroid samples to Earth, Japan's Hayabusa2 probe is officially on the move toward another space rock.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is making the most of online opportunities during its 237th meeting, which will fully take place virtually this week due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We love watching all the pretty colours of sunsets and sunrises. But why does this happen, when most of the time the sky is just blue?
Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb has reignited a debate about whether alien life can explain an object that visited the solar system in 2017 in a scathing new book.
Scientists have uncovered new details about the mysterious origin of seismic activity on the sun during solar flares.
How will future astronauts get back home to Earth from Mars? According to a new study, they could make rocket fuel from the methane that's already on the Red Planet.
Scientists have taken a fresh look at the observable (expanding) universe and have estimated that it is 13.77 billion years old (plus or minus 40 million years).
A new study shows that due to pollution already released, Earth will eventually blow past Paris goals. But that doesn't mean all is lost.
According to a recent report, there have been no signs of supersymmetry, and the theory is looking a little shaky.