Astronomers spot a mid-sized black hole
We've only come across a half-dozen intermediate black holes. Well, after today's announcement, half-dozen plus one.
The farthest known galaxy is 13.2 billion years old
Scientists say they've spotted the farthest ever galaxy, a whopping 13.2 billion light years away -- when the universe was still very young.
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.
See Neil deGrasse Tyson explain the universe in 8 minutes
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how everything (and we do mean everything) came to be in a short video.
Radio telescope array could unlock the secrets of the early universe
To capture the night sky and better understand the formative years of our universe, astronomers ar...
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....
New telescope will be a high-resolution window to the universe
That 3D rendering up there is a new telescope from the National Science Foundation that promises t...
The Big Picture: measuring the 'Eye of Sauron' galaxy
The galaxy you see here (NGC 4151) may be best-known for looking a bit like the Eye of Sauron in t...
A 3D slice of the universe 10.8 billion years ago
Mapping out the ancient universe is a major astronomical goal, but there's a huge challenge: the g...