Nearby 'super-Earth' may be our best shot yet at finding alien life
LHS 1140b is in just the right orbit for atmospheric studies.
One of Jupiter's asteroid 'moons' is orbiting backwards
It's defying all expectations.
NASA is crowdsourcing the search for exoplanets
Your eyeballs can spot planets far better than algorithms.
Dwarf star's atmosphere holds the ingredients for life
It hints that the conditions for life could be more common than you think.
Gamma ray telescope spots ancient, intense black holes
It also helped detect 'hidden' rays from the Sun.
Scientists discover a cosmic-scale particle accelerator
Entire galaxy clusters have been swept up in this phenomenon.
Deepest X-ray image to date uncovers a black hole bonanza
It's a window into the histories of both black holes and the universe.
Scientists trace a cosmic radio burst to its home galaxy
The discovery could shed more light on the nature of the universe.
Dark matter scientist Vera Rubin dies at 88
She helped fill a large gap in our understanding of the universe.