A new video shows us 12 years in the lives of orbiting exoplanets, crunched down to just a few dramatic seconds.
Scientists have released one of the most accurate maps of the universe's matter ever created, featuring precise measurements of its distribution throughout the cosmos.
Stars can come in an array of shapes, sizes, ages and colors. But in the case of NGC 2031, the context doesn't quite match the colors.
Researchers confirmed that the distant galaxies discovered by the James Webb Space Telescope are, indeed, perfectly compatible with our modern understanding of cosmology.
A spectacular new image shows the Soul Nebula infused with red light, highlighting a tadpole-like dense region of gas.
Want to become a published astronomer? All it takes is a spare telescope, or at least a decent internet connection, and plenty of patience.
Astronomers may finally know what delivers the gas that feeds the powerful phenomena surrounding active black holes.
The National Science Foundation and SpaceX have come to an agreement on how to mitigate the damage to ground-based astronomy that Starlink satellites present.
Using the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers discover a rich catalog of frigid interstellar ice in the depths of a dark, dense molecular cloud.
Astronomers have detected a radio signal from the most distant galaxy yet. The special radio wavelength could indicate that scientists are ready to investigate how stars formed in the early universe.
Centuries after Chinese and Japanese astronomers spotted a bright light in their skies, astronomers have pinned it to a stellar collision that unleashed a rare supernova 850 years ago.
Fast radio bursts are still a mystery, but new observations of this strange phenomenon may actually help astronomers learn more about our own galactic neighborhood.
A new survey of the Milky Way's galactic plane has revealed an incredible 3.32 billion cosmic objects, including towering gas clouds and billions of stars.
Three newly discovered ultra-faint dwarf galaxies could offer clues to the conditions in the early universe and to the nature of dark matter.
Black holes residing at the center of galaxies produce way more energy than scientists previously thought, a new study has revealed.
The latest image clicked by James Webb Space Telescope sheds light on how early stars formed during cosmic noon — more than 10 billion years ago.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory teamed up to provide a stunning new view of the robust star-forming region known as the Tarantula Nebula.
Through what they call "galactic archaeology," astronomers trained an AI to detect the oldest stars hiding in the Milky Way's core.
Neutron-star mergers could create hypermassive neutron stars that are the fastest spinning stars in the universe.