Weird black hole spewed star-forming jets 500 light years long

Black holes located in dwarf galaxies usually stop star formation, but now one has been seen…

Ancient Mars may have had a liquid ocean despite freezing temperatures

A model based on Earth’s oceans and atmosphere explains how Mars could have been cold and…

Organic compounds on Mars were produced by water and rocks, not life

Molecules containing carbon atoms, called organics, have been found all over Mars and could hypothetically have…

Long-lasting radiation shields may make super-Earths friendly for life

Life on Earth is made possible by our planet’s magnetosphere – an invisible radiation shield that…

The moon's magnetic field may have been altered by huge sinking rocks

There’s a new explanation for the moon’s former magnetic field, and it involves 60-kilometre-wide slabs of…

Largest 3D map of the universe contains 8 million galaxies

Astrophysicists hope a map created by the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will help answer questions about…

Astronomers may have found a huge moon around a Jupiter-like exoplanet

A confident detection of a moon orbiting a planet beyond our solar system – called an…

Help discover the origins of meteor showers by spotting shooting stars

Meteor showers leave clues to their origin in their wake and you can help astronomers unravel…

Huge gas bubble that contains the solar system mapped for first time

The solar system lies inside a structure called the Local Bubble some 1000 light years across…

Watch the best ever simulation of stars being born in a cosmic cloud

Astronomers have developed the most detailed simulation to date of giant molecular clouds (GMCs) – cosmic…