A Weird X-Ray Signal Is Coming From Nearby Galaxies and Nobody Knows Why
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.
Our Galaxy Is Mysteriously Distorting and Nobody Knows Why
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.
A Black Hole Spewed the Ingredients for Life Across the Galaxy, Study Suggests
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.
Our Galaxy's Core Mysteriously Erupted With a Beam of Light, Scientists Say
The explosion stretched for hundreds of thousands of light years into space and “must have been a bit like a lighthouse beam,” researchers say in a new study.
A Nearby Cannibal Galaxy Is Going to Eat the Milky Way, Scientists Say
If Earth still hosts life in four billion years, whatever exists will be treated to the most spectacular night skies in the planet's history.
Scientists Discover Huge, Mysterious Radio Structures at the Heart of the Milky Way
"These enormous bubbles have until now been hidden by the glare of extremely bright radio emission from the center of the galaxy."