Space flight between the stars will need a tremendous amount of energy – and we may be able to store it in a miniature black hole
Believe it or not, this long, luminous streak, speckled with bright blisters and pockets of material, is a structure like our Milky Way
The existence of the Local Void has been widely accepted, but it remained poorly studied because it lies behind the centre of our galaxy and is therefore heavily obscured from our view
The nearest star to our Sun is a red dwarf but why is it a struggle to see it?
One supernova explosion is enough to pack a punch, but can two go off at the same time?
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The Kuiper Belt Object’s remarkable appearance illuminates the processes that built the planets four and a half billion years ago
We find out who’s the heftiest stellar family of them all
The analysis estimates the formation rate of stars and provides a reference for future missions that will explore the still-murky early days of stellar evolution
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They both contain stars but what’s the difference?
Is there such a thing as a ‘galactic habitable zone’?
“It’s not the kind of thing you’d want to spread on a slice of toast!”
This kind of event has only been clearly seen at the centre of a galaxy before, not at the outer edges
Where are the stars in various constellations located?
Analysis of over 800 galaxies shows that there is a relationship between a galaxy’s age and size
This study revealed that unusual X-ray results of galaxy clusters could be explained by dark matter
Dwarf galaxy J0811+4730 may serve well as a proxy for better understanding the developing chemistry of the young cosmos
The research has thrown a wrench into what we know about how galaxies form
No-nonsense astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals his thoughts on the universe, fears for the American space program and George R. R. Martin – available now!