“We discovered the source, and discovered its periodicity, but we do not know what it means or how it is produced," said the study's lead author of the mysterious gamma ray source, which runs in a clockwork 162-day cycle.
An international team of scientists has discovered a filament of a fundamental structure known as the cosmic web hiding in the 'Zone of Avoidance,' and it's one of the biggest structures ever seen by humans.
The "dark" black hole is so close to Earth that you can see the system it's in with the naked eye, and hints that there may be many more hidden black holes in the universe.
It's the first modern amphibian ever found on the continent and sheds light on the temperate forest ecosystem that once existed on Antarctica.
An ancient sediment core revealed a shocking discovery: pollen and spores, indicating a long-lost rainforest that was shrouded in perpetual darkness for months at a time.
Some 555 million years ago, this worm-like animal with a mouth and butt tunneled through the seafloor, originating the body plan that gave rise to humans and most other animals.
The ancient structure, a complete circle of bones from more than 60 mammoths, could have been used in rituals and for shelter.
The trippy "dunes" were identified in a largely unexplored region of Earth's atmosphere, and we'd have to send a spacecraft up to understand how they form.
The TESS spacecraft spotted its first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a star, as well as its first circumbinary planet detection.
Parvimico materdei lived about 18 million years ago in what is now the Peruvian Amazon.
Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.
Permafrost thaw is causing a surge of incredible paleontological discoveries. It’s also one of the most dangerous byproducts of the climate crisis.