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.

Some 70,000 years ago, a rogue star duo whooshed by our solar system — and early humans probably saw it

If you happened to be alive 70,000 years ago, you’d be in for quite a show.

We’ve just found the earliest traces of hydrogen, showing when the first-ever stars ignited

We’ve learned a lot about the early universe.

For the first time, astronomers have discovered individual planets outside of our galaxy

They’ve found planets in another galaxy — if that’s not jaw-dropping, I don’t know what is.

Supermassive black holes eventually stop star formation

Supermassive black holes slowly eject cold gas.

Oldest black hole found by astronomers — the gargantuan object lies 13 billion light years away from us

It’s the farthest, oldest, and perhaps most mysterious object we’ve ever discovered.

Researchers discover a planet so big it might not be a planet after all

Too big for a planet, too small for a star.

What is 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.