Space observations are poised to reveal more about the centre of one of the Universe’s most enigmatic objects
A new x-ray survey of distant galaxies suggests that the universe is expanding unevenly
The disk of gas and stars resembles our own Milky Way but somehow formed when the universe was only about 10 percent of its current age
Physicist Brian Keating talks about his book Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor.
Using gravitational waves to approximate pi, physicists see no problem with Einstein’s theory
The discrepancy could be a statistical fluke—or a sign that physicists will need to revise the standard model of cosmology
Unified theory describes formation of huge, mysterious waves
An astrophysicist traces genealogy and art history to discover the origin of the famous motto
The iconoclastic researcher and entrepreneur wants more attention for his big ideas. But so far researchers are less than receptive
Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio talks about his latest book, Galileo: And the Science Deniers, and how the legendary scientist’s battles are still relevant today.
The surprise detection of a radio burst from a neutron star in our galaxy might reveal the origin of a bigger cosmological phenomenon
Mysterious patterns in orbits of small bodies in the outer solar system could arise from the gravity of a massive disk of icy debris rather than an undiscovered giant world
Originally published in August 1863
Researchers used the light reflecting off the wrapper to build an image of its surroundings
Guest host W. Wayt Gibbs talks with Jason Wright, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, about what’s known as the Fermi paradox: In a universe of trillions of planets, where is everybody?...
Originally published in July 1898
Originally published in March 1951
New evidence from neutrinos points to one of several theories about why the cosmos is made of matter and not antimatter
An unprecedented signal from unevenly sized objects gives astronomers rare insight into how black holes spin