Exoplanet Giant Orbiting White Dwarf Star

Exoplanet Giant Orbiting Tiny White Dwarf

A giant exoplanet has been discovered orbiting a tiny white dwarf star only a quarter of the planet's size. That's right, the planet is far larger in size than its star. Find out why this matters to our search for life on other worlds.

Dwarf Galaxy No Missing Matter

"Missing Matter" Missing in 19 Dwarf Galaxies

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have identified 19 dwarf galaxies that appear to contain none of cosmology's mysterious dark matter. Learn why this challenges the conventional wisdom about the workings of our universe. (4:00 min read)

Three Black Holes in NGC 6240

Three Black Holes Colliding in Galaxy’s Core

Three black holes were discovered in the core of the nearby galaxy NGC 6240 by scientists at the University of Gottingen. Find out how they did it, and what it means for our understanding of the story of our universe. (3:30 min read)

Heavy Metals

Where Do Heavy Metals Come From? Encore Set!

Scientists have proven that the heavy chemical elements appear when two neutron stars collide. Find out how they did it and whet it means for all of us. (4:00 min read)

Magnetic Fields

Magnetic Fields Attract Scientific Attention

There are unimaginably vast electromagnetic fields floating in space. New research may help explain where they came from. (3:30 min read)

Planet X

Is Planet X a Black Hole?

Scientists have been proposing a new "Planet X" in our solar system. Now two scientists suggest that it's a black hole. Find out why. (3:30 min read)