Researchers are putting a global network of the most precise timekeepers ever made to the task of hunting for dark matter, the invisible and largely intangible substance that researchers think makes up about five-sixths of all matter in the universe.
What might stars be like in other universes?
NASA’s newest planet-hunting mission has reported detecting its first alien world — a “super-Earth” that is likely evaporating under the heat from its star, a new study finds.
A dust-enshrouded, giant black hole ripping apart a star blasted out a superfast jet of particles that packed about 125 billion times the amount of energy the sun releases per year, a new study finds.
The hearts of small galaxies may hide a mysterious kind of black hole that has long proved elusive: medium-size black holes with masses between the mass of a few suns and that of millions of suns, a new study finds.
The odd shapes of Saturn’s inner moons , which resemble objects ranging from ravioli to potatoes, may be due to mergers of tiny moonlets, a new study finds.
Astronomers may have unknowingly discovered rocky planets with rings, which they mistook for other kinds of worlds, a new study finds.
Saturn may have played a key role in the birth of Jupiter’s largest moons, a new study finds.
The rise of the largest volcanoes in the solar system may have led Mars to possess oceans hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, a new study finds.
Rogue moons, torn from their planets and flung outward to drift through space, may be as common as stars in the universe, a new study finds.