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)

Fast Radio Bursts Received by Radio Telescope

Fast Radio Bursts Solve Missing Matter Mystery

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are a mystery in themselves. Find out how they enabled scientists to determine the mass of conventional matter in the Universe. (4:30 read time)

Galaxy Formation: Artists' Conception of Wolfe Disk Galaxy

Galaxy Formation: New Wolfe Disk Upends Old Theories

Galaxy Formation in the early Universe was thought to be a chaotic series of collisions. Find out how a newly discovered disk galaxy calls that idea into question. (4:00 min read)

Starlink Satellite - View of Earth

Starlink Satellites or Clear Skies – Which Comes First?

Starlink satellites are part of a plan to provide satellite internet access to everyone. Find out how they affect astronomy and stargazing worldwide. (6:00 min read)

Laws of Nature Blackboard with Formulas

Laws of Nature May Not Be Constant After All

The Laws of Nature are said to be constant throughout the universe. Find out how a new study challenges this fundamental principle of science. (5:00 min read)