The Universe is expanding — gravitational waves could show us how fast

A massive breakthrough in astrophysics might enable us to finally determine the rate at which the universe expands.

Planetary rings are surprisingly chemically-rich, paper reports

The findings raise some interesting questions about these beautiful structures.

If we want to find the “missing” dark matter, we have to look beyongblack holes

Dark matter makes up most of the universe — and we still don’t really know what it is.

It Is Possible Jupiter Could Support Life, Scientists Say

The chances of it happening are pretty slim though.

Unique swirl patterns point to the Moon’s magnetic past

Nice swirls!

Jupiter’s magnetic field is extremely bizarre, potentially due to unknown processes in its core

We have no idea why this happens — but we do have hypotheses.

Ancient galaxies found in our cosmic neighborhood

The galaxies date from the so-called cosmic Dark Ages.

The universe’s rate of expansion is in dispute – and we may need new physics to solve it

What is being seen is that the universe is expanding faster nearby than we would expect based on more distant measurements.

Bizarre, rogue planet boasts impressive magnetic aurora

It’s a planet — no, it’s a brown dwarf. No, it’s… both?

NASA eavesdropped on the Sun, and they made a video so you can hear it too

With a bit of help from NASA, you can now hear the sun’s roar — and it’s glorious.

How to “Weigh” Baby Planets

Weighing without using a scale.

Flock of 14 colliding galaxies set to become the largest structure in the universe

It’s quite possibly one of the most massive objects in the universe.

Scientists complete most precise star map, revealing hidden details in our galaxy

An incredibly fruitful mission sheds new secrets about the Milky Way.

Meet TESS — he’ll be finding exoplanets for the next few years

NASA’s future planet hunter has arrived — and it’s set for glory.

This is our Sun, in three different wavelengths

A trio of beautiful, and very useful images.

Dark matter may be a manifestation of extremely advanced alien life, researchers suggest

Probably the most interesting you’re going to read today.

The Milky Way might be getting bigger

The Milky Way galaxy is on an eating spree.

Astronomers use gravity to zoom in on incredibly distant star

A new take on the whole ‘twinkle twinkle’ thing.

Water may, ironically, be the root of Mars’ dreariness — it could have sabotaged its magnetic field

The theory shows that as long as Earth’s interior stays hot, it should avoid this fate.

In a galaxy far, far away, Dark Matter appears to be missing

The elusive dark matter surprises us once again… this time by being absent.