An Aztec stone shrine discovered in a pond beside a Mexican volcano is believed to depict an ancient map of the universe. The flow of water into the pond was controlled to make the structure look like it was floating.
Ancient January 5, 2018
Massive stars up to 300 times larger than the Sun were proven to actually exist and more than a thousand of them were recently found along the Tarantula Nebula. With this discovery, astronomers could be one step closer to discovering the origin of the Universe.
Space January 5, 2018
Measurements made at the CERN revealed there is no significant discrepancy between proton and antiproton. The universe should not have existed because of the equal amounts of matter and antimatter produced during the Big Bang.
Space October 25, 2017
Two groups of scientists have found the missing baryons in hot filaments of gas that link galaxies together. Here's how they found these by taking advantage of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.
Space October 11, 2017
Stephen Hawking and 32 other scientists penned a letter contesting alternative theory of the origins of the universe. How is the big bounce theory different from inflation theory?
Space May 15, 2017
The dark energy that is believed to fill 68 percent of the energy of the universe and accelerate its expansion is a myth and does not exist at all, according to new research. The study challenges the standard models of the universe.
Energy April 2, 2017
Using instruments of the Very Large Telescope in Chile, astronomers found evidence that dark matter played a minor role in early galaxies. What were their observations?
Space March 16, 2017
XMM-Newton sets a new record after it has discovered a pulsar, 1,000 times brighter than previously thought, some 50 million light-years away. The space observatory has been a help in solving the cosmic mysteries.
Space February 27, 2017
The discovery a nwwborn supernova can help shed light on how giant stellar explosions happen. Discovered three hours after its explosion, the cosmic baby belongs to the most common variety, Type II supernova.
Space February 19, 2017
Astronomers have reported an unusual spectacle of a star being eaten by a black hole for more than a decade in defiance of the laws of physics. Their study has called for new research on the Eddington limit of black holes’ luminosity.
Space February 14, 2017
New evidence points to the extragalactic void called the Dipole Repeller as the likely key for shifting galaxies, with researchers hypothesizing that the two points are controlling the group of galaxies’ movement. There's also a push-and-pull motion happening around our galactic neighborhoods, the study says.
Space January 31, 2017
Astronomers led by Sherry Suyu of the Max Planck Institute in Germany have found that the universe is expanding faster than expected. They updated the Hubble Constant to a higher rate at 44.7 miles per second per megaparsec.
Space January 28, 2017
The universe has lost between 2 and 5 percent of its dark matter since the Big Bang. The reduction is due to dark matter particles that decay over time.
Space December 31, 2016
CERN scientists were able to compare the light spectrums of matter and antimatter by blasting anti-hydrogen atoms with laser. How did the result fare with predictions of the Standard Model of particle physics?
Energy December 19, 2016
The star Kepler 11145123, located about 5,000 light-years away from Earth, is the roundest object measured in the universe. What influences the star's roundness?
Space November 17, 2016
How will the universe likely end? A study of the cosmos map revealed that dark energy may cause the universe to slowly rip itself apart until there is nothing left.
Space November 11, 2016
Dataset of 740 Type Ia supernovae suggests the universe is expanding at a constant rate. The result raises question on the existence of dark energy.
Space October 24, 2016
Astronomers identified 63 new quasars, the biggest number to be reported in one study. These cosmic lighthouses from the early universe may shed light on what happened during the first one billion years after the Big Bang.
Space September 13, 2016
The dark galaxy Dragonfly 44 that lies in the nearby Coma constellation is so faint astronomers only discovered it recently. The Milky Way twin is almost entirely dark matter.
Space August 26, 2016
The largest 3D map of the universe, which validates Einstein's theories, can make accurate measurements of dark energy and how it affects changes in the universe. The new map can also measure the universe's expansion rate.
Space July 18, 2016
Scientists constructed the largest-ever three-dimensional map of distant galaxies to come up with the most precise measurements yet of the elusive dark energy that drives the accelerated expansion of the universe.
Space July 14, 2016
Spectacular new infrared images from the Ultra Deep Survey revealed a deep glimpse of the distant universe. What can astronomers learn from these infrared images?
Space July 4, 2016
Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is planning to map the known universe in 3D through the help of a supercomputer in Cambridge. The map will also help reveal the true nature of dark energy.
Space June 28, 2016
Astronomer Adam Frank wrote in the New York Times that it is astronomically likely that alien civilizations in the universe have existed. The argument is a follow-up to their May study tweaking the famous Drake equation.
Space June 16, 2016
Astrophysicists recently captures sounds from the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy, which could also offer information into what the universe was like in its very early days. For now, listen to this rare treat.
Space June 8, 2016
Astronomers observe a hydrogen signal coming from a distant galaxy. While hydrogen is abundant in the universe, its presence reveals much about a galaxy since it is the primary fuel used in creating stars.
Space June 3, 2016
A new study suggests simplifying and improving the Drake equation, which sums up questions on the likelihood of alien life in the universe, the potential length of alien civilizations, and the ability of aliens to communicate with Earth's humanity.
Space May 1, 2016
Stephen Hawking has another theory about the most mysterious objects in the cosmos. He said that black holes may be possible portals to another universe.
Space April 25, 2016
Neil DeGrasse Tyson has announced his belief that the universe is likely a vast simulation containing everything we know of as reality. How could this weird idea possibly be true?
Space April 23, 2016
Everything you need to know about the annual Lyrid meteor shower, an astronomical feat waiting to happen sometime between April 16 and 25. The burst of Lyrids is a stellar phenomenon, an event worth to be witnessed.
Space April 14, 2016
A mysterious alignment of black holes has been discovered by astronomers recently. The event is linked to 'primordial mass fluctuations' in the early universe, suggests their study.
Space April 13, 2016
If you think gravitational waves have already been resolved, you’re dead wrong. From underground telescopes to another detector in India, the hunt is still on for more of them.
Space April 3, 2016
Scientists have probably identified a highly possible signature of the dark matter annihilation in the Milky Way. Previously only detected through their gravitational effects on stars, the astounding discovery contributes to how dark matter is understood.
Space March 30, 2016
A new exoplanet, HD 80606 b, observed by scientists absorbs massive amounts of energy from its host star. It also travels an eccentric path that makes it swing from and to the star.
Space March 29, 2016
Just over a month after its launch, Japan's Hitomi or ASTRO-H lost contact with space agency JAXA. What happened to the X-ray astronomical satellite?
Space March 28, 2016
NASA engineers have installed the beryllium-made secondary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope, touted the next-generation premier space observatory. The space telescope is poised to image the first galaxies formed and study planets surrounding distant stars.
Space March 14, 2016
The universe constantly expands and changes, allowing the formation of cosmological structures. Scientists in Sweden developed new codes that would let us glimpse into these formations and shed light on the mysteries of dark energy.
Space March 8, 2016
For the first time ever, astronomers have measured the distance to a fast radio burst (FRB). How did this answer a pair of mysteries about the universe around us?
Space February 24, 2016
Black holes in a five-dimensional world could disprove Einstein’s general theory of relativity, according to researchers from the UK. What aspect of these black holes could disprove this foundational law of physics?
Space February 20, 2016
A British composer has transformed "chirps" from gravitational waves into a stellar piece of music. Listen to the awesome spacedub here.
Space February 18, 2016
A miniature format of quark-gluon plasma which made up the universe shortly after the Big Bang was reproduced at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The primordial soup behaves like fluid albeit it does not have molecules of water but fundamental particles.
Energy February 11, 2016
The Dark Ages Radio Explorer aims to probe into the universe's dark ages and beginnings. The radio explorer seeks to answer specific questions about the mysterious universe.
Space February 8, 2016
Scientist from different research organizations have discovered how compact cosmic structures known as green pea galaxies helped trigger the ionization of hydrogen in the universe. It is believed that this event allowed the universe to enter another stage of its early formation.
Space January 14, 2016
The search for alien life has found a potential juncture at the globular star clusters found within the Milky Way galaxy. Astrophysicists believe that these old and densely-packed group of stars have the potential to be the cradle of advanced alien civilizations.
Space January 7, 2016
In a future far, far away, mankind may finally unlock the secrets to human spaceflight that could reach planets beyond our solar system. Before that happens, however, astronomers are first searching for exoplanets where life can thrive.
Space January 5, 2016