The Milky Way tore apart a collection of extremely old stars two billion years ago, and scientists have found the grizzly remains.
This is the result of a 20-year collaboration of several hundred scientists from around 30 different institutions worldwide.
In the latest datapoint supporting the radical idea that the universe isn’t totally random, a scientist’s observations of about 200,000 galaxies suggest a “rather exotic” model of a spinning universe that is losing its structure over time.
For the first time, scientists have detected clear patterns in a group of humongous and noisy stars that could unlock secrets about how our galaxy formed.
A new analysis of Hubble data has revealed the best candidate yet for a type of black hole that nobody has seen yet, and it gave itself away by tearing a star apart.
Using another galaxy as a telescope created a trippy quadrupling effect in a rare image of an exploding black hole from the early universe.
For years, scientists debated whether the glow was a telltale sign of dark matter. A new study refutes that theory, but that only deepens the mystery.
What if the Earth, the galaxy, and all the galaxies near us were enclosed in a weirdly empty bubble? This scenario could resolve some longstanding questions about the nature of the universe.
The Milky Way's edges are warping and distorting in strange ways. A new study suggests the latest possible answer: another galaxy is messing with us.
When the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy explodes, it likely eviscerates any life close to it. But over longer distances, these bursts of radiation may help life emerge.
A supermassive black hole's eruption blasted for hundreds of millions of years, making it the biggest explosion ever detected since the Big Bang.
Molecular oxygen is a key component of the air humans breathe, and now astronomers have spotted it a half-billion light years away. But don't hold your breath for quasar whippets.