HAT-P-11b exoplanet

Helium exoplanet inflated like a balloon, research shows

Astronomers have discovered a distant planet with an abundance of helium in its atmosphere, which has swollen to resemble an inflated balloon. An international team of researchers, including Jessica Spake ...
The stellar center as seen from the ESO La Silla Paranal Observatory in Northern Chile.

Physicists Keep Attempting– and Failing– to Discover Dark Matter in Dark Places

Researchers began viewing crystals shimmer in the 1990 s. Those crystals sparkled more in the summer season, which scientists took as proof of dark matter. However those researchers were most ...
Artist's impression of two black holes merging.

Scientists detect biggest known black-hole collision

An international team of scientists have detected ripples in space and time, known as gravitational waves, from the biggest known black-hole collision that formed a new black hole about 80 ...
This is a Hubble Space Telescope mosaic of a portion of the immense Coma cluster of over 1,000 galaxies, located 300 million light-years from Earth.

Hubble uncovers thousands of globular star clusters scattered among galaxies

Gazing across 300 million light-years into a monstrous city of galaxies, astronomers have used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to do a comprehensive census of some of its most diminutive members: ...
Gamma rays bursting from distant galaxies, like the one shown in the center of this artist’s illustration, can illuminate the diffuse light, called extragalactic background light, that manages escape its dusty environs.

Astronomers have measured all the starlight ever emitted

Astronomers have measured all the starlight that has managed to escape into space over the history of the universe. It amounts to 4 x 1084 particles of light, or photons ...

Water Has Been Detected in The Atmosphere of a Planet 179 Light Years Away

Gathering detailed information on exoplanets is extremely difficult. The light from their host star overwhelms the light from the exoplanet, making it difficult for telescopes to see them. But now ...
Our Sun was born in a group of thousands of other stars, and now astronomers have identified the closest relative ever found

The Sun’s “identical twin” may have been discovered

Our Sun may live a pretty lonesome life nowadays, but when it was born some 4.6 billion years ago, it was the middle child in a family of thousands. All ...
Dark matter Hurricane is hitting Earth the with speed of up to 310 miles per SECOND

Dark matter Hurricane is hitting Earth the with speed of up to 310 miles per SECOND

A DARK matter hurricane is currently barreling towards Earth and it could help scientists uncover the mystery of the elusive substance. What dark matter actually is remains a mystery but ...
The new galaxy, named Antlia 2

Gigantic “ghost” galaxy spotted circling the Milky Way

Astronomers have spotted a mysterious "ghost" galaxy orbiting the Milky Way. Huge but extremely faint, the oddball galaxy has been named Antlia 2, and it might just be weird enough ...