Newly found galaxy is almost entirely made out of dark matter

A dark galaxy that a Sith Lord would enjoy.

White dwarf goes nova after a long slumber

Polish astronomers have captured an incredibly rare event from start to finish: a white dwarf going nova.

Venus could once have been a very welcoming planet, NASA study found

Now? Not so much.

Io’s atmosphere collapses every time there’s an eclipse

Reason number #1304 not to colonize Io.

NASA pinpoints black holes that send out high-energy X-rays for first time ever

The findings help create a more comprehensive picture of supermassive black hole populations.

Scientists discover first pulsing white dwarf binary star

Every two minutes, this pulsing star lights up the entire star system.

Too big to orbit: Jupiter is so massive it doesn’t actually orbit the Sun

They actually take one another for a spin.

Scientists uncover unique speed and direction of Milky Way’s spinning ‘halo’

The findings could reveal the location of the missing matter of our universe.

Ancient supernovae might have contributed to Earth mass extinction

Death from the heavens.

Astronomers find water clouds on brown dwarf

Researchers working with the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii have made a stunning discovery: they found evidence of water clouds around a brown dwarf. Since its discovery, the brown dwarf known as WISE 0855 has fascinated astronomers. It lies just 7.2 light-years from Earth and it’s the coldest confirmed object outside of our solar system at temperatures ranging between −48 to −13 °C (that’s −55

Juno shuttle hears Jupiter’s creepy roar

It’s enthralling, but creepy.

The Juno shuttle is entering Jupiter’s atmosphere – and you can watch it live

Watch it live here!

Gravitational waves spotted again by researchers

They may be more common than we thought.

New algorithm will allow us to finally visualize black holes

We may actually get to see a black hole!

The Universe is expanding faster than we thought, new Hubble study finds

Astronomers working with the Hubble telescope have discovered that the Universe is expanding 5-9% faster than expected, and this is intriguing.

This small, dim star could be our best bet of finding extraterrestrial life

It’s a paradigm shift.

Primordial black holes locked in a strange, synchronized dance

Deep radio imaging from researchers working in South Africa have revealed that supermassive black holes in a region of the distant universe are all spinning out radio jets in the same direction. The results show, for the first time, an alignment of the jets of galaxies over a large volume of space. Astronomers believe this is due to primordial mass fluctuations in the

The Universe expands much faster than we thought, and current models can’t explain why

Scientists have completed the most precise measurement of the Universe’s rate of expansion to date; but the result just isn’t compatible with speed calculations from remanent Big Bang radiation. Should the former results be confirmed by independent techniques, we might very well have to rewrite the laws of cosmology as we know them.

Hubble snaps brilliant picture of ‘Red Rectangle’ nebula

We don’t give it a lot of through, but things in space are generally round. Not the Red Rectangle though – this nebula is… well, rectangular. According to NASA, this is actually a binary star system. The stars at its center are similar to the Sun, but they are reaching the end of its lifetime as a star, and hence

New class of star-stripped super-Earths discovered

Astrophysicists have discovered a new class of exoplanets whose atmospheres and volatile elements have been blown away by the star they’re orbiting. Their findings help cover a previously uncharted gap in planetary populations, and offers valuable insight for locating new worlds to colonize.