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Scientists show true colors of evolving galactic beasts

Astronomers have identified a rare moment in the life of some of the universe's most energetic objects. Quasars were first observed 60 years ago, but...

Dark matter may be older than the big bang, says new study

Dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang, according to a new study. Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the...

Virtual ‘universe machine’ sheds light on galaxy evolution

How do galaxies such as our Milky Way come into existence? How do they grow and change over time? The science behind galaxy formation has...

Hubble Space Telescope catches 2 galaxies at play

The pair of strange, luminescent creatures at play in this image are actually galaxies — realms of millions upon millions of stars. This galactic duo...

NASA discovered a cloaked black hole in early universe

Astronomers have discovered evidence for the farthest "cloaked" black hole found to date, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. At only about 6% of the current...

Dark matter may be older than the big bang, study says

Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the universe's mass, is one of the most elusive mysteries in modern physics. What exactly...

How NASA will protect astronauts from space radiation at the moon

August 1972, as NASA scientist Ian Richardson remembers it, was hot. In Surrey, England, where he grew up, the fields were brown and dry, and...

Dead planets can ‘broadcast’ for as long as a billion years

Planetary cores can survive for as long as a billion years after their stars have burnt up their nuclear fuel. Astronomers are planning to hunt...

Moonquakes tumble boulders, build lunar scarps

The Apollo Moon buggies weren’t the only things rolling over the Moon’s surface in the early 1970s. New research has found that a strong moonquake...

New finds for NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, seven years after landing

NASA's Curiosity rover has come a long way since touching down on Mars seven years ago. It has traveled a total of 13 miles (21...

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