In a new study, astrophysicists at Harvard University claim that if some form of alien life does indeed have the ability to move from planet to planet — much like a virus — (a process called panspermia), it would spread in a predictable pattern that we could potentially detect it.
One of the most vexing questions in physics is what would really happen if you fell into a black hole? Now, a new radical theory, proposed by famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking, may finally solve this challenging puzzle.
NASA’s sophisticated telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, has witnessed a fast-moving pulsar puncturing a huge hole in the massive companion star’s circumstellar disk of hot gas and dust.
By using Gaia satellite, a team of scientists, with a little help from amateur astronomers, have found an extremely rare star system: a binary system where one star completely eclipses the other, the first of its kind ever discovered.
For the first time, a team of astronomers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have confirmed, directly, the existence of a young gas giant planet, similar to Jupiter, still in the early stages of formation, embedded in the accretion disc of its host star.
Using data provided by NASA/ESA’ Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers have discovered an amazing and rare exoplanet (a planet outside the solar system) with a giant comet-like tail.
Astronomers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Aarhus University (Denmark) have discovered 74 Earth-sized exoplanets — planets beyond our solar system orbiting a star other than the Sun — located hundreds of light years away from Earth, orbit their host stars in the same way that our planet orbits the sun, following similar circular orbital paths.
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have investigated the relationship between monster black holes that power radio-signal-emitting galactic jets and galaxies that have undergone mergers.
Using ALMA telescope, astronomers have observed a huge solar flare on the surface of Mira, one of the closest red giant stars in the night sky about 420 light years away in the constellation Cetus.
Far off in the universe, there’s a remote galaxy that shines as bright as 300 trillion suns and according to NASA, it is currently the most luminous galaxy ever seen.
An international team of researchers using the 10m telescope at the W.M. Keck Observatory have discovered unusual class of galaxies, called ultra-diffuse galaxies, in distant space.
The discovery of a magnetic field oriented to the left could provide scientists with clue to explain a long-standing mystery, the dominance of matter over antimatter in the early universe.