Scientists find a strangely massive black hole in Milky Way satellite galaxy

Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory have discovered an unusually massive black hole at the heart of one of the...

This large comet was active long before we thought, show study

A new study shows that comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein (BB), the largest comet ever discovered, was active long before previously thought. This means that the ice within...

Scientists find closest pair of supermassive black holes to Earth ever observed

Astronomers have revealed the closest pair of supermassive black holes to Earth ever observed. The two objects also have a much smaller separation than any...

Sun is a surprising likely source of the Earth’s water, shows study

Curtin University researchers have helped unravel the enduring mystery of the origins of the Earth’s water, finding the Sun to be a surprising likely...

How did the Earth and moon form?

The Earth formed over 4.6 billion years ago out of a mixture of dust and gas around the young sun. It grew larger thanks to...

Astronomers find a planet that orbits its star in just 16 hours!

Mercury is the speed champion in our Solar System. It orbits the Sun every 88 days, and its average speed is 47 km/s. Its average distance...

Could we really deflect an asteroid heading for Earth

A NASA spacecraft the size of a golf cart has been directed to smash into an asteroid, with the intention of knocking it slightly...

Scientists discover intact lithium deposits in an ancient brown dwarf

Brown dwarfs, also known as “coffee colored dwarfs” or “failed stars” are the natural link between stars and planets. They are more massive than Jupiter...

Fragile orbits limit late arrival of water on this seven exoplanets system

Seven Earth-sized planets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1 in near-perfect harmony. Scientists have used that harmony to determine how much physical abuse the planets could have...

Astronomers discover more than 300 possible new exoplanets

Scientists have identified 366 new exoplanets, thanks in large part to an algorithm developed by a UCLA postdoctoral scholar. Among their most noteworthy findings is...

This ultrahot Jupiter has the shortest orbit of any known gas giant

One year on this giant, blistering hot planet is just 16 hours long. The hunt for planets beyond our solar system has turned up more...

One in five galaxies in the early universe could still be hidden behind cosmic...

Astronomers at the University of Copenhagen’s Cosmic Dawn Center have discovered two previously invisible galaxies 29 billion light-years away. Their discovery suggests that up...

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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...