Latest The Universe Stories
Black holes are very efficient eating machines… They can double their mass in less than a billion years. That may seem long by human standards, but over the history of the Galaxy it's pretty fast.
In a world first, the sounds of Mars and Venus are revealed as part of a planetarium show in Hampshire this Easter.
Black holes that grow to masses billions of times greater than that of our sun most likely reached those sizes by consuming objects from multiple locations at the same time.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics researchers have determined that some planets are flying around in space at 30 million miles per hour.
For the first time, Earth Hour will extend to the International Space Station, where ESA astronaut and WWF ambassador André Kuipers will keep watch over our planet as the lights switch off on 31 March, sharing photos and live commentary of his experience.
Before firing up the dilithium crystals in your warp drive, you should know what you are getting into, said Lawrence Krauss, ASU Foundation Professor at Arizona State University.
Detectable for only a few seconds but possessing enormous energy, gamma-ray bursts are difficult to capture because their energy does not penetrate the Earth's atmosphere.
Two new and powerful research tools are helping astronomers gain key insights needed to transform our understanding of important processes across the breadth of astrophysics.
Astronomers have found a cluster of stars that they say survived a massacre 13 billion years ago.
Astronomers from University of Pittsburgh seeking to find the true color of our very own Milky Way have revealed that it is so white that it would resemble a fresh blanket of snow to the naked eye.
The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...
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