High above the spiral Milky Way, astronomers have spotted two clusters of new stars growing at the fringes of our galaxy. The discovery, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, appears to be the first such stellar cradles found outside the galactic disk.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped even clearer views of Ceres, but its surface just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser. A strange bright spot on the dwarf planet now appears to have a companion spot shining right next to it.
Deep in the universe’s past, astronomers have discovered a luminous quasar powered by an enormous black hole that contains the mass of 12 billion suns. The incredibly bright object is ancient -- shining when the universe was only 875 million years old -- and way bigger than it should be...
If you’ve ever had your coffee suddenly slosh out of the drinking hole or over the cup rim and onto your pants, you know the struggle. But according to a team of physicists, there’s an easy solution: Buy a nice, foamy latte instead.
When it comes to evolution, bigger might really be better. A team of Stanford scientists analyzing the body sizes of marine mammals over nearly 550 million years have found that average body size has increased 150-fold.
Well hey there, little moons! In the home stretch of a 9.5-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons mission has caught two of Pluto’s lunar companions on camera as they circle around the dwarf planet. The images, made into a video, offer the first good view of Pluto’s small moons...
While an ant nest may not look much like a human home, they do have at least one feature in common: toilets. A team of researchers studying ant pooping patterns have discovered that ants like to deposit their business in specific corners of the nest.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped the best images to date of the dwarf planet Ceres, bringing mysterious fuzzy features spotted on the icy little world’s surface into sharper focus.