Galaxy

February 22, 2019

Where are all the aliens? Struggling and hustling, just like us

Conventional wisdom has it that aliens should be either everywhere, or nowhere. A new model suggests they can be both. If the galaxy is billions of […]
February 9, 2019

Something Is Not Quite Right In the Universe, Ultraprecise New Measurement Reveals

Something isn’t quite right in the universe. At least based on everything physicists know so far. Stars, galaxies, black holes and all the other celestial objects […]
January 30, 2019

Dark Energy Gets Weirder: Mysterious Force May Vary Over Time

Dark energy is apparently even more mysterious than astronomers had thought. Scientists first proposed the existence of this invisible force two decades ago, to explain the […]
September 29, 2018

Student Project Scans Sky for Alien Laser Beams

An ambitious, student-run hunt for intelligent aliens is underway. The Trillion Planet Survey has begun scanning the huge Andromeda galaxy, as well as our own Milky […]
January 12, 2017

FINALLY, AN EXPLANATION FOR THE ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURE?

Back in October of 2015, astronomers shook the world when they reported how the Kepler mission had noticed a strange and sudden drop in brightness coming […]
January 12, 2017

The Milky Way's Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. Some of the most distant […]
January 12, 2017

The Milky Way’s Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. Some of the most distant […]
September 22, 2016

Scientists finally figured out the source of this bizarre, glowing space ‘blob’

The blob is one of the biggest and most mysterious objects in our universe. Discovered 16 years ago by researchers at Cal Tech‘s Palomar Observatory, the gargantuan […]
February 28, 2016

Radio flash tracked to faraway galaxy

For the first time, scientists have tracked the source of a “fast radio burst” – a fleeting explosion of radio waves which, in this case, came […]