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New Webb telescope observations throw a wrench in our understanding of the Big Bang
The latest Webb observations do reveal some strange and unexpected things about the universe.
ESA mission confirms exactly when the Sun will die
We now know that while the mass of a star is an important aspect of stellar evolution, its chemical composition also plays an important role.
Bizarre black holes and dark matter conspired to make the universe as we see it
Primordial black holes could have pulled matter toward it to trigger stellar formation.
Is Planet 9 real? New observations fail to reveal the hypothetical orb
The odds against a Planet 9 existing are fairly high, a recent study finds.
Cosmologists find new evidence our universe has an antimatter twin
It might help us solve problems with the cosmological constant.
Astronomers find a zombie star feasting on its shattered planets
A new study finds evidence of these collisions.
Physicists are on the brink of solving a black hole problem Einstein couldn’t
One recent study suggests this is true.
SpaceX Starlink: Why humanity needs to act now before it's too late
We will soon need to make some difficult choices.
Astrophysicists say "boson clouds" can unlock dark matter secrets — if they exist
Could we soon have the answer?
Mars could get an artificial magnetic field from an out-there source
The reason magnetic fields are so important is that they can shield a planet from solar wind and ionizing particles.
Astronomers narrow in on where Planet 9 might be hiding
There are eight known planets in the solar system, but for a while, there has been some evidence that there might be one more.
A major Einstein theory was just proven right, 106 years later
In 1905, Albert Einstein wrote a paper that was just two pages long. It changed physics forever.
After 47 years, Stephen Hawking’s most important idea was just proven correct
The most mysterious objects in space are slowly coming into view.
“Primordial black holes” could confirm a theory about the origins of the universe
The size of a tennis ball. The mass of the Earth.
Exo-Titans: why the moons of rogue planets could surprise us with alien life
The search for life on exoplanets takes a fairly conservative approach. It focuses on life that is similar to that of Earth.
Starlink could be giving away our position to aliens
We might be able to see alien megaconstellations — and vice versa.
Dark matter may be hiding deep inside distant exoplanets
Abnormally warm exoplanets could be a sign of elusive physics happening deep below.
SETI researchers are looking toward the center of the galaxy for aliens
Breakthrough Listen project, the largest SETI project in decades, is looking toward an unexpected place for alien civilizations