This hungry black hole is one of the most massive in the Universe

We now know just how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the Universe actually is, as well as how much it eats, thanks to...

These stellar fireworks celebrate birth of giant star cluster

Astronomers created a stunning new image showing celestial fireworks in star cluster G286.21+0.17. Most stars in the universe, including our Sun, were born in massive...

Scientists discover a massive ice giant exoplanet

In our solar system, the “ice giants” Neptune and Uranus are far less dense than rocky Venus and Earth. But astrophysicists on NASA’s TESS...

Scientists discover two strongly interacting exoplanets from Earth

Several interacting exoplanets have already been spotted by satellites. But a new breakthrough has been achieved with, for the first time, the detection directly from...

Scientists discover the first exposed planetary core

The newly discovered exoplanet TOI 849 b offers the unique opportunity to peer inside the interior of a planet and learn about its composition. It...

NASA mission delivers new insights into one of the hottest planets

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) helps astronomers greatly expand their understanding of the bizarre environment of KELT-9 b, one of the hottest planets...

Asteroid impact, not volcanoes, caused the dinosaur extinction, says study

Modelling of the Chicxulub asteroid impact 66 million years ago shows it created a world largely unsuitable for dinosaurs to live in. The asteroid, which...

Scientists detect black hole swallows much smaller mysterious object

In August of 2019, the LIGO-Virgo gravitational-wave network witnessed the merger of a black hole with 23 times the mass of our sun and...

Scientists discover a monster black hole in the early universe

Astronomers have discovered the most massive quasar known in the early universe, containing a monster black hole with a mass equivalent to 1.5 billion...

Life inside Pluto? Hot birth may have created internal ocean on dwarf planet

Pluto, along with many other dwarf planets in the outer solar system, is often thought of as dark, icy and barren – with a...

How an advanced civilization could exploit a black hole for nearly limitless energy

A black hole as a source of energy? We know black holes as powerful singularities, regions in space time where gravity is so overwhelming that...

NASA missions discover a unique young planet as large as Neptune

For more than a decade, astronomers have searched for planets orbiting AU Microscopii, a nearby star still surrounded by a disk of debris left...

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The Earth’s moon may be cracking up

Researchers have discovered a system of ridges spread across the nearside of the Moon topped with freshly exposed boulders. The ridges could be evidence of...
Something big is warping the outer solar system

Scientists discover something big is warping the outer solar system

In a recent study, researchers found compelling evidence of a yet-to-be-discovered planetary body with a mass somewhere between that of Mars and Earth. The mysterious...
Potential human habitat located on the moon

Scientists discover potential human habitat on the moon

In a recent study, researchers found potential human habitat on the moon. They found a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of...

Scientists find a place on Earth where there is no life

Living beings, especially microorganisms, have a surprising ability to adapt to the most extreme environments on our planet, but there are still places where...

Scientists detect a busy signal from nearby galaxy

It beats like a busy signal — one that scientists were excited to get. A new study in Nature reports the discovery of a fast...