The James Webb Space Telescope could help scientists learn about the cosmic dark ages and how they ended.
Science doesn't exist in a cultural and existential vacuum and its teaching shouldn't either.
Hubble, our greatest space-based observatory today, is just the beginning. The Hubble Space Telescope has been astronomy’s most revolutionary observatory in history. The stars and galaxies we see today didn’t […]
The unconventional method could help astronomers better track meteorites that fall during the daytime.
Scientists with the the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Legacy Imaging Surveys spent six years creating a detailed map of more than 1 billion galaxies.
The James Webb Space Telescope has chosen 5 targets for its first science release. Here's what we know on the eve of JWST's big reveal!
Although most of the Universe's mass is dark matter, which gravitates just as well as normal matter, it still can't make black holes.
Artist Seán Doran recently created more than eight hours of high-definition video using images captured by Japan's SELENE lunar orbiter.
Life arose on Earth very early on. After a few billion years, here we are: intelligent and technologically advanced. Where's everyone else?
In scientific theories, the Multiverse appears as a bug rather than as a feature. We should squash it.
We only detected our very first gravitational wave in 2015. Over the next two decades, we'll have thousands more.
And, at some point, did the Milky Way lose ours? There are some 400 billion objects flying through the Milky Way galaxy with enough mass that — if they were all made of […]
Did traditional Chinese thought pave the way for the philosophy of Maoism?
If they have mass, then why don’t we see any slow-moving ones? For decades, the neutrino was among the most puzzling and elusive of cosmic particles. It took more than […]
The Copernican principle states that Earth is an ordinary planet, but that does not mean that life is ordinary in the universe.
After decades of development, whether NASA's Webb succeeds or fails all comes down to five critical milestones that are only days away.
With just a few more neutron star mergers, we’ll have the best constraints of all-time. How fast is the Universe expanding? Ever since the expanding Universe was first discovered nearly […]
As Russia’s youth welcomed a new era of capitalism in the 1990s, their parents and grandparents clung to fleeting memories of Soviet life.
It had long seemed impossible that supermassive black holes could grow to such enormous sizes. But the biggest problem is now solved.
If dark matter is fundamentally different from the normal matter we know, there should be a way to test it. Here are the results. Dark matter — despite the enormous indirect evidence for […]
Need to isolate? No problem! This philosopher is keeping the world posted on his isolation routine by Facebook.
If this newfound galaxy is just the tip of the iceberg, the entire Universe may fall into place. One of the greatest challenges for a scientist is that every time you […]