Dimming of Betelgeuse Four Stages

Dimming of Betelgeuse Explained by Hubble Telescope

The dimming of Betelgeuse, a bright red star, excited stargazers last year. Find out how the Hubble Space Telescope helped explain what happened.(4:45 min read)

Age of the Universe - A Spiral Galaxy

Age of the Universe Challenged Again

The age of the Universe is crucial in cosmology. Find out how a new study casts doubt on the conventional wisdom concerning when the Big Bang took place. (4:30 min read)

Space Travel - Star with Planets

Space Travel and Astronomy Enjoy a Busy Week

Space travel has been in the news on several fronts lately. Find out the latest developments and how they can help explain our place in the Universe. (5:00 min read)

Cosmic Microwave Background Colour Representation

Cosmic Microwave Background Tells Story of the Universe

The Cosmic Microwave Background yielded new information to researchers. Find out why this helps us to better understand the origin and fate of our Universe. (4:30 min read)

Pulsar and Neutron Star in Binary System

Pulsar and Neutron Star Offer Clues to Cosmic Enigmas

A pulsar and a neutron star with a huge size difference have been discovered in a binary star system. Find out why this could unlock the mysteries of the cosmos. (4:30 min reading time)

Quasar Discovery Artist's Conception

Quasar Discovery Challenges Black Hole Theories

A quasar discovery suggests that stars existed much earlier than scientists thought. Find out why this challenges our understanding of black hole formation. (5:00 min read)

Super-Earth Planets Orbiting Red Dwarf Star

Super-Earth Planets: Red Dots Announce Latest Discovery

Super-Earth planets are planets between the size of Earth and Neptune. Find out about the research team called Red Dots and their planetary discoveries. (4:30 min read)

Intelligent Life on Other Planets - Kepler Space Telescope

Intelligent Life on Other Planets: Odds of Finding It

Intelligent life on other planets has fascinated our culture for centuries. Find out what two new studies tell us about our likelihood of discovering it. (5:00 min read)

Star Formation - Photograph of Galaxy Cluster NGC-6240

Star Formation Started Earlier than Thought

Star formation was the subject of an ESA study using the Hubble Telescope. Find out why what they didn’t find was more important than what they did. (4:00 min read)

Dark Energy Diagram Showing Cosmic Voids in Green

Measuring Dark Energy Just Got Way More Precise

Measuring dark energy has always relied on supernovas. Find out about a more accurate technique and how it sheds light on this and other mysteries. (4:30 read time)