A mesmerizing new image shows a "space butterfly" appearing to soar against a background of stars.
Evidence of a neutron star hidden deep inside Supernova 1987A helps astronomers solve a 33-year-old mystery surrounding one of the brightest star explosions ever observed.
Here's your chance to have your astronomical questions answered by astrophysicist Joe Pesce in our Space.com Forums!
Life on Earth can seem pretty hazardous, but if you ask astrophysicist Paul Sutter, it's still safer than anywhere else in the universe.
On the 51st anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Google doodle program chose to commemorate the scientific legacy of Turkish astrophysicist Dilhan Eryurt.
Physicists are step closer to understanding where the largest black holes in the universe came from. But new data reveals even deeper mysteries around their creation.
An astrophotography competition run by London's Royal Observatory Greenwich, announces a shortlist of exceptional images for its 2020 contest.
A strange white dwarf star hurtling through the Milky Way may be the survivor of a "partial supernova," a new study finds.
Astronomers have discovered four faint objects that at radio wavelengths are highly circular and brighter along their edges. And they're unlike any class of astronomical object ever seen before.
A few scant equations can explain a variety of phenomena in our universe, over vast gulfs of space and time. Here's a taste of just how powerful modern physics can be.
Astrophysicist Dr. Joe Pesce recently joined the Space.com forums to answer your questions about the universe, and also Star Trek.
A high-powered telescope array has caught the brilliant fireworks-like "streamers" of gas formed during an early stage of star development in a cluster.
Betelgeuse's weird recent dimming was caused by starspots that temporarily covered at least half of the red supergiant's surface, a new study suggests.