15:36 GMT 30.12.2017
Making the World Go Round: Planet's Rotation Speed May Hint at Presence of Alien Life
British-born astronomer Caleb Sharf has come up with a theory which suggests that planets with a biosphere usually rotate faster than lifeless celestial bodies of similar age and size.
19:11 GMT 13.12.2017
Russian Physicists Develop New Theory on What Happens Inside Black Holes
Physicists from Moscow's Steklov Institute of Mathematics have come up with a testable theory on how matter behaves inside a black hole.
14:53 GMT 22.11.2017
Space Bridge Between Worlds: How Alien Life May Have Colonized Earth Millions of Years Ago
It's possible that all life on Earth may have begun after tiny alien life forms traveled to the barren planet on a stream of space dust, a new study by astronomers from the University of Edinburgh has concluded.
20:08 GMT 17.11.2017
US Scrambles to Assemble Space-Based Missile Defense System
The latest version of the US’ fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill designates more funding to a space-based ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability, according to a new report.
22:08 GMT 03.10.2017
SETI Scientist: Proof of Intelligent Alien Life Will Be Found Within 20 Years
Senior astronomer from the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute Seth Shostak says he is confident humans will find evidence of intelligent alien life within two decades.
11:39 GMT 30.06.2017
It's International Asteroid Day and Here Are Some Top 'Roid Rages'
Space scientists and boffins are celebrating International Asteroid Day Friday, June 30. Events are taking place in 190 countries and there will be a 24-hour telethon with experts from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
14:11 GMT 04.04.2017
Official: Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts Really Do Come From Outer Space
For almost a decade now, researchers have been trying to determine the origin of some of the most mysterious and explosive signals in the universe, fast radio bursts (FRBs). While over 20 have been detected, where they come from and what causes them has proved elusive - until now, potentially.
03:30 GMT 02.02.2017
Faster-Than-Expected Expansion of Universe Challenges Current Astrophysics Model
The latest measurement of the Hubble constant indicates that the universe is expanding at a much faster rate than astrophysicists previously theorized.
00:42 GMT 31.12.2016
NASA’s Hubble Telescope Finds Massive Cosmic Megamaser
At a distance of some 370 million light-years from our solar system, NASA scientists have identified a cosmic megamaser, a galaxy 100 million times brighter than our home galaxy, the Milky Way.
00:16 GMT 26.11.2016
Scientists Prepare to Challenge Einstein Theory’s Key Tenet
A joint team of scientists from the UK and Canada have developed a theory they claim will challenge a cornerstone of physics: the speed of light.
15:52 GMT 28.10.2016
New Theory Suggests Universe Could Ctrl-Alt-Delete Itself
If the entire universe suddenly decided it was time to start over again, it could simply trigger a "self-destruct button" and this could happen at any time, with no warning whatsoever, some physicists believe.
15:06 GMT 28.08.2016
Milky Way-Sized Galaxy Discovered Containing Almost Nothing But Dark Matter
Scientists have discovered the largest galaxy yet which consists almost entirely of mysterious black matter.
13:27 GMT 21.06.2016
Cosmic Baby: NASA Discovers Youngest Exoplanet in Universe
NASA astronomers have discovered a newborn exoplanet ever detected around a young star, which is, actually, 5-10 million years old. The discovery will help scientists to understand how planets form and, in particular, what led to the formation of the Earth and the origin of life on it.
17:41 GMT 19.06.2016
New Study Confirms Black Hole Background of Gravitational Waves
Scientists studying black holes at the observatory where gravitational waves were discovered last year have detected another wave, and predict that following the breakthrough, hundreds will be detected each year.
11:42 GMT 14.04.2016
Astronomers Unearth 100-Year-Old Evidence of First Exoplanet Ever Recorded
An astronomer in 1917 unknowingly recorded evidence of another planetary system, according to a recent study of astronomical recordings from the Carnegie Observatories' archive.
16:07 GMT 21.03.2016
Pluto's Secrets: Space Probe Shines Light on Dwarf Planet's Surface & Moons
The New Horizons space probe has revealed new information about Pluto, the beloved but relatively unknown dwarf planet.
13:01 GMT 16.03.2016
'Force-Fed' Black Hole Spits Out What It Can't Swallow (VIDEO)
Excitement is growing on Earth after astronomers discovered a black hole being "force-fed" so much matter by an orbiting star that it had to spit out what it couldn't swallow, resulting in red flashing jets shooting into the galaxy.
16:27 GMT 11.03.2016
As Cold as Ice and as Old as the Sun: Cool Findings on Comet Churi
Temperatures are warming up in the world of astronomy after a team of researchers discovered ice crystals on a comet, suggesting it could be as old as the solar system.
11:31 GMT 17.01.2016
'A Beast in the Infrared': Brightest Galaxy Is Ripping Itself Apart
The most luminous galaxy in the universe was discovered in 2015, and shines like a combination of approximately 350 trillion suns; incredibly turbulent gas from a supermassive black hole at its center is ripping it apart.
18:52 GMT 14.11.2015
British Scientists Discover Exoplanet Where Wind Travels Faster Than Sound
Scientists have recorded wind speeds of over 2km per second on planet HD 189733b, which was discovered by astronomers in 2005.