We’re living in the Milky Way, version 2.0

Our galaxy is like a phoenix.

Scientists spot traces of titanium in scorching hot planet’s atmosphere

The planet is almost as hot as the Sun.a

We may have just witnessed a close-by star devour the remnants of a planet

Gluttony? Tsk tsk tsk.

Every point of light in this photo is a galaxy

Kind of puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?

The constellation Vela explodes with color (and new suns) in ESO-captured snaps

Space — the prettiest frontier.

Astronomers capture first images of an exoplanet forming

All babies are adorable, right?

How to “Weigh” Baby Planets

Weighing without using a scale.

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

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

Astronomers find the most distant star ever, looking through a galactic magnifying glass

The findings might help piece together the evolution of the universe.

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.

In the Pisces constellation, one star is busy devouring its own planetary offspring

Giving “family dinner” a whole new meaning.

Biomarker molecule discovered “in abundance” around alien star, but still no life

Turns out, planet farts are just like ours, but with chlorine!

The sun likely has a lost twin called ‘Nemesis’, as do most stars like it

It sounds like the plot of a bad movie — but it’s just science.

Researchers found a supermassive black hole choking on its meal

Greedy!

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.

ESA’s Gaia observatory sends back first star chart showing a billion new stars

Seeing is believing.

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.

Star blast reveals water ‘snowline’ for first time ever

This space snow could help scientists better understand planet formation and evolution.

Origami battery that runs on a few drops of water could revolutionize biosensors

This disposable battery runs on bacteria and folds like an origami ninja star. Sold!

Lonely planet found in a family of stars

NASA astronauts have discovered a lonely planetary-like mass floating on its own, without a solar system. Imagine a galaxy, riddled with countless solar systems. Then zoom in slowly on a solar system – how do you picture it? There’s probably a star at the center, and several planets around it. That’s generally where we feel planets should be, rotating around