One trillion years from now, alien astronomers in our galaxy will have a difficult time figuring out how the universe began. They won’t have the
Astronomers have long suspected the phenomenon of two stars merging together was possible. But now, after years of searching, they have finally discovered the moment
Scientists have estimated the first cosmic census of planets in our galaxy and the numbers are astronomical – at least 50 billion planets in the
Neptune was discovered in 1846. In 2010, astronomers observe as the farthest planet from the sun (sorry, Pluto) completes its first full solar orbit since
These images by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope show off two dramatically different face-on views of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy.
The black hole in the nearby galaxy M87 weighs in at 6.6 billion suns, making it the local universe’s heavyweight champ.