NASA selects proposals for smallsats built to study deep space
They'll help predict space weather and protect spacecraft.
Supercomputer creates millions of virtual universes
It could provide many answers about the evolution of galaxies.
Scientists find the largest observed black hole to date
It's 10,000 times larger than the one at the heart of the Milky Way.
The world’s largest telescope is one step closer to completion
The second of seven primary mirrors on the Giant Magellan Telescope is now complete.
Two dead, dancing stars challenge astronomers' expectations
They spin around each other in minutes and don't produce X-rays.
Astronomers believe the young Milky Way once swallowed a dwarf galaxy
Their findings could change what we know about the Milky Way’s formation.
Breakthrough searches for signs of alien life in ultra-fast light pulses
The powerful VERITAS telescope array will help look for extraterrestrials.
Russia launches X-ray telescope to find 'millions' of black holes
Spektr-RG could significantly expand understanding of the universe.
X-rays help astronomers detect spinning black holes
Lensing tricks made it possible, too.