A proposed rule change aimed at thwarting TMT protestors could block public access to some of the most pristine dark skies on Earth.
The two worlds orbit the same gravitational point, but their similarities seem to end there.
The satellite detected the start of a new outburst from V404 Cygni, where a black hole and a Sun-like star orbit each other.
Spacecraft will soon be just 12,500 km from Pluto
A new study shows convincing evidence of the “switching on” of the active phase in a black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 660.
The New Horizons mission has officially begun the flyby sequence of science observations that will culminate with closest approach July 14.
The first KiDS survey results show how the characteristics of the observed galaxies are determined by the invisible vast clumps of dark matter surrounding them.
Whitening of yellow pigments linked to degradation of cadmium sulphide
A new study reveals that a supernova discovered after a gamma-ray burst must have been powered by a highly magnetic neutron star.
New computer simulations show that the distant planet’s magnetic field is constantly rotating and changing.
While the new maps gives mission scientists an important tool for deciphering the patterns of bright and dark markings on the distant planet's surface, they are holding off on making any interpretations of features for now.
Copying patterns found on snakes and lizards could reduce friction in tiny machines
The new maps show regions of the sky that produce anomalous microwave emission.
These regularly spaced patches are each hundreds of miles across.
A special session at the National Astronomy Meeting has been convened for astronomers to take stock of the evidence and stimulate further investigation of cosmology beyond the standard model.
Pluto’s reddish color has been known for decades, but New Horizons is now allowing scientists to correlate the color of different places on the surface with their geology and soon with their compositions.
Carbon layers allows silicon nanoparticles to expand and contract without damage
A team of scientists using NuSTAR detected high-energy X-rays from five supermassive black holes previously clouded from direct view by dust and gas.
Preparations are ongoing to resume the originally planned science operations July 7 and to conduct the entire close flyby sequence as planned.
Although scientists thought this is how planets form, this is the first time they’ve actually seen the process in action.