The Big Bang theory — how the Universe came to be

Quite possibly the biggest question in modern science.

Researchers find tantalizing evidence of mid-sized black hole in the Milky Way

If confirmed, this could indicate a remarkable progress in modern physics.

We really are made of star stuff: half of the atoms inside us come from intergalactic space

Aside from the romantic aspect, the study also offers an important scientific perspective.

Scientists develop largest simulation of the Universe to find dark matter

It’s an impressive achievement.

Gravitational waves observed for the third time, opening new, unexplored paths in physics

The thrilling discovery is confirmed.

Nothing can escape a black hole’s clutch — and this proves Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (again)

Ready to sink your teeth into some black holes?

Researchers discover atmosphere around an Earth-like planet

Can we get excited yet? Mmm no, not really.

Researchers found a supermassive black hole choking on its meal

Greedy!

To birth supermassive black holes in the early universe, some galaxies may have had to be sacrificed

A new study offers an unorthodox explanation for how supermassive black hole formed in the early Universe.

NASA wants to create the coolest spot in the universe

It’s cool, and it’s totally out there!

Astronomers discover the first “middleweight” black hole

Many more might be lurking in the galaxy.

What shape is the Universe, really?

The Universe is flat, according to modern research. But what does that mean?

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to finally reach Saturn’s rings

The Cassini spacecraft, which has already had a helluva ride, is preparing for an exciting stage: studying Saturn’s rings.

Proxima Centauri is more like Earth than we thought, might host habitable planet

It’s a star party.

Black holes turn stars into spaghetti, devours them, then burp fire

If there’s one thing that black holes do extremely well, it’s drawing things to them and destroying them.

NASA prepares mission to intercept asteroid

NASA is preparing for a potentially game-changing mission: intercepting an asteroid and bringing a sample back home.

First stars formed much later than we thought

The European Space Agency’s Planck satellite has revealed some information which may force us to rethink the evolution of the early Universe.

More surprises on Ceres: astronomers discover an ice volcano

Pictures from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft seem to indicate that the dwarf planet was much more active than we thought.

Milky Way’s missing matter traced back to an explosion in its core 6 million years ago

It’s not the full picture, but its a lot more than we knew before.

Black Holes are sending quantum messages in the universe

Spinning black holes are capable of complex quantum information processes encoded in the X-ray photons emitted by the accretion disk.