The Sun has unleashed four potent solar flares this week, marking the most intense activity yet this year and causing limited interruptions to high-frequency radio communications.
Julian Berengut’s research into the fundamental physics of the universe goes beyond pure science and into philosophical questions of human existence, he says.
Using a powerful NASA space telescope to scan the skies for planets like ours where life might exist, astronomers said they have found the most Earth-like candidates yet.
Sending balloons to the heady heights of the stratosphere may be a nail-biting exercise, says Ravi Sood, but the payoff in astronomical insight is worth the effort.
A black hole has been observed awakening from its slumber to consume a planet-sized object in a galaxy 47 million light years away, according to astrophysicists who witnessed the rare event.
A new, detailed map of the most ancient light in the cosmos left over from the Big Bang has revealed our universe to be about 80 million years older than thought, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
An asteroid the size of a city block is due to come whizzing past Earth in February 2013
Spectacular, colourful images of galaxies and galactic objects taken with some of the world’s most powerful telescopes.
A U.S. spacecraft orbiting Mars has provided evidence of an ancient crater lake fed by groundwater, adding further support to theories that the Red Planet may once have hosted life, said NASA.
The Mars rover Curiosity will soon begin to drill into the Red Planet for the first time, mission officials said ahead of the highly anticipated endeavor.