I'm going to refrain from the initial response that comes to mind… actually, no I won't—they're really, really, really big!!!!
(Phys.org) —Spiral galaxies are some of the most beautiful and photogenic residents of the universe. Our own Milky Way is a spiral. Our solar system and Earth reside somewhere near one of its filamentous arms. And nearly ...
(Phys.org) —Astrophysicists at the University of Glasgow are looking to the Northern and Southern Lights to expand our understanding of solar flares.
Theoretical astrophysicist Avi Loeb has a pretty good idea about how the universe's first galaxies formed, but he can't wait to see if his theories are right.
Unlike comets, asteroids are not characterised by exhibiting a trail, but there are now ten exceptions. Spanish researchers have observed one of these rare asteroids from the Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain) and have discovered ...
In early February, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said on Twitter that the superhero Thor's Hammer (aka Mjolnir) "weighs as much as a herd of 300 billion elephants." News outlets pounced on this, and the news was quickly ...
For decades, the strange substance called dark matter has teased physicists, challenging conventional notions of the cosmos.
Construction is now under way in Penticton, B.C. on Canada's largest radio telescope – and the first research telescope to be built in the country in more than 30 years.
A University of Alberta professor has revealed the workings of a celestial event involving binary stars that results in an explosion so powerful it ranks close to Supernovae in luminosity.
European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency (ESA) chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said on Thursday.