Astrophysics

08.11.15
Galaxy studies show that the universe is slowly dying
08.11.15

Galaxy studies show that the universe is slowly dying

We hope you weren't dead-set on keeping this universe, because a new galaxy study shows that it's going to die... eventually.

By J. Fingas,   08.11.15
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04.27.15
Scientists spot runaway galaxies
04.27.15

Scientists spot runaway galaxies

It's well established that runaway stars and planets are a cosmic reality, but runaway galaxies?...

By J. Fingas,   04.27.15
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04.22.15
NASA forms a coalition to look for life on other planets
04.22.15

NASA forms a coalition to look for life on other planets

NASA knows that it can't rely solely on astronomers and robotic rovers to find life on other world...

By J. Fingas,   04.22.15
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04.20.15
Dark matter is (probably) more complex than you think
04.20.15

Dark matter is (probably) more complex than you think

Scientists typically believe that dark matter, for all of its mystery, behaves in a simple way: if...

By J. Fingas,   04.20.15
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04.14.15
Scientists create dark matter 'map' to see invisible space
04.14.15

Scientists create dark matter 'map' to see invisible space

We've finally gotten our first glimpse at the mysterious material that supposedly makes up 27 perc...

By A. Tarantola,   04.14.15
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04.13.15
Supernovae suggest the universe is growing slower than expected
04.13.15

Supernovae suggest the universe is growing slower than expected

Don't look now, but what you know about the universe's growth might have been turned on its ear....

By J. Fingas,   04.13.15
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04.09.15
The building blocks of life found orbiting another star
04.09.15

The building blocks of life found orbiting another star

Looks like NASA's Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan may have over-estimated how long it would take to f...

By A. Tarantola,   04.09.15
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03.16.15
The Milky Way galaxy is full of ripples (and larger than you think)
03.16.15

The Milky Way galaxy is full of ripples (and larger than you think)

When you picture the Milky Way galaxy, you probably imagine a relatively flat disc. Well, you may...

By J. Fingas,   03.16.15
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03.09.15
The Big Picture: A far-away supernova split into four
03.09.15

The Big Picture: A far-away supernova split into four

Gravity can play a lot of tricks with light, and we're not just talking about black holes. Take t...

By J. Fingas,   03.09.15
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