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The discovery of a new unusually bright dead star leads astronomers to question assumptions about a type of cosmic radiation -- and pulsars themselves.
The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.
While we typically think of black holes as death pits from which nothing can escape, recent studies suggest black holes play a pivotal role in creating stars. Could one have created our sun?
A professor at UC Berkeley (in California's earthquake country) has created a prototype device that warns of pending quake-related rumbles and could be installed as easily as a home fire alarm.
An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer intends to test several theories about the universe, including the holographic principle.
Anomaly no more? Radio observatories in Australia and Puerto Rico have both now picked up brief bursts of radio waves from beyond our galaxy.
There's 400 percent more light in intergalactic space than sources could produce, say researchers. Could dark matter be the cause?
A newly revealed rocky mega-planet shows the universe was capable of creating extraterrestrial-friendly worlds shortly after the Big Bang.
Astronomers use the Very Large Telescope to reveal a space drama involving two unique stars in the Ara constellation.
For centuries, distant planets were the stuff of sci-fi, but in recent years, science has begun to confirm their existence. Take a quick tour of the more than 1,700 (so far) known exoplanets in the visible universe.