space science

The rate of the sun's spin depends on how close to the star's equator the measurement happens, with the midline rotating faster than regions to the north and south.

Distant Whirling-Dervish Stars Spin in Super-Weird Patterns

An artist's impression of the seven planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system. Most are rich in volatile materials such as water.

TRAPPIST-1 Worlds Are Rocky and Rich in Water, New Research Uncovers

Pictured is an artist's impression of the galaxy, known as COSMOS-AzTEC-1. Around its central black hole are two clouds of cosmic gas from which new stars form.

Astronomers capture the highest resolution image yet of a ‘monster galaxy’ 12 billion light years from Earth that creates new stars 1,000 times faster than the Milky Way.

Dwarf galaxies, such as the one captured here by the Hubble Telescope, are actually one of the most common types of galaxy in the universe.

Interstellar Travel Requires a Long-Term Approach (and Humans Are Too Impatient)

The explosion was so bright it initially appeared to originate from our own galaxy.

Mystery of the massive explosion 200 million light years away: Strange flash 100 times brighter than a supernova that is growing at an incredible rate baffles scientists.

The object is so bright scientists can see the shadows of objects in front of the supermassive black hole.

It is the brightest quasar that can be seen in visual or ultraviolet light.

Gamers around the world helped physicists crowdsource a reality check.

Biggest Test Yet Shows Einstein Was Wrong About ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’.

Within ancient rocks in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park, scientists have identified signs of a regular variation in Earth's orbit that influences climate. Here, one of the authors near the research site.

Earth’s orbital changes have influenced climate, life forms for at least 215 million years.

Pictured is an artist's impression of Proxima b, a rocky planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, a dim red dwarf star that is about 4.25 light years away from the sun.

Are we too late? Nearby Earth-like exoplanet Proxima b slammed by SUPER FLARE that may have wiped out any possibility of alien life.