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Mysterious galaxy cluster looks like a cosmic finger painting

Galaxies smashing into each other produce mysterious phenomena that don't even look real when observed from a distance.

By March 10, 2015


Creating gorgeous cosmic worlds from kitchen goods (pictures)

Photographer Navid Baraty makes captivatingly beautiful interstallar images using stuff you probably have in your own home. Including cat hair.

10 Images By March 7, 2015


Transient star grazing our solar system 'just left,' cosmically speaking

The nearest star beyond our own sun is 4 light-years away, but not long ago (in terms of cosmic time) a small binary star system buzzed the edge of our solar system, coming five times closer to Earth.

By February 18, 2015


Cosmic love: Romance among the stars (pictures)

Ever felt a love that seemed bigger than anything you could possibly find on Earth? Wait till you see how nebulas and constellations show their softer sides.

8 Images By February 10, 2015


Gravity in space produces a cosmic grin

Hubble has taken a photo of what seems to be a smiling cartoon face in the depths of space -- an effect produced by a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing.

By February 9, 2015


GPS joins the hunt for dark matter in time-warping cosmic kinks

Timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly: scientists reckon satellites and dead stars could hold the key to the mystery of dark matter.

By November 19, 2014


Physicists win Nobel for finding neutrinos, burdened with mass, aren't so fleeting after all

For decades, physicists thought the hard-to-detect fundamental particles were massless. Not so, Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald discovered, opening new research into the universe's past and present.

By October 6, 2015


Cosmic effort provides best view yet of distant colliding galaxies

Behold the best look yet at a massive intergalactic train wreck in progress. It's also a glimpse at what the universe looked like when it was only half its current age.

By August 26, 2014


Cosmic! Check out the official 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Lego

Marvel's intergalactic misfits hit the big screen this summer, but they're blasting off into shops now in three Lego sets.

By June 2, 2014


Cosmic beauty, photographed from the desert (pictures)

Two photographers and their students brave threatening weather in Arizona to capture these stunningly beautiful pictures of our galaxy.

7 Images By May 17, 2014