The "Radcliffe wave" was discovered with new data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite.
According to CNEOS data, there are 14 asteroids predicted to pass Earth this week. The largest of which is wider than the Empire State Building is tall.
Dr Helen Sharman has publicly announced that she believes extraterrestrial life exists — and aliens might be among us on Earth right now.
The first New Moon of the year is called the Wolf Moon, named after hungry wolves crying out for food during winter. This year, it is also an eclipse.
Mergers with other galaxies may have knocked the black hole in dwarf galaxies off-center, creating "wandering" black holes.
The Quandrantids arrived in late December and continue until mid-January. They are expected to peak on 3-4 January. Here's what you need to know.
The annular solar eclipse will pass over parts of Africa, Asia and Australia, but stargazers across the world can watch the event via livestream.
As Boeing's Starliner marks its historic maiden voyage to space, we look at what the launch means for the commercial space travel industry.
These planets are roughly the size of Jupiter, however, they are around a hundred times lighter.
Researchers have observed the faint glow of "gas halos" around galaxies hosting supermassive black holes.
The fragment was from a meteorite that landed in Chelyabinsk in 2013.
The results could have significant implications for space weather prediction, particle physics experiments on Earth and our understanding of the sun's atmosphere.
The space rock will sail safely past the Earth at around 26,000 miles per hour—roughly 30 times faster than the speed of sound.
Intriguingly, the Neptune-like planet is is about four times bigger than the star itself.
"Imagine condensing two-thirds of the Milky Way—which has a stellar mass equivalent to 60 billion suns—into a black hole and you have what we measured," said researcher Roberto Saglia.
The photo was snapped by Jessica Meir, who took part in the first all-female spacewalk last month.
Researchers in China found a star 15,000 light years away orbiting a "dark companion" that defies theories of stellar evolution.
"It's humbling to realize how small Earth is next to this visitor from another solar system," said Pieter van Dokkum from Yale University.
"Up until now, such a concentration of three supermassive black holes had never been discovered in the universe," Peter Weilbacher, from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, said.
Hibernation technology may enable mission designers to reduce spacecraft mass by around a third.
A typical gamma ray burst lasting seconds or minutes produces about the same energy as our sun does over the course of its entire multi-billion-year lifecycle.
The center of our galaxy is located around 26,500 light-years away from Earth.
Traces of extraterrestrial sugars on meteorites add more weight to the hypothesis that a meteor blitz on ancient Earth may have kick-started life by providing the necessary building blocks.
Most years the Alpha Monocerotids produce a modest display with just a handful of meteors.
Solar storms found to "profoundly modify" the foreshock—the region that extends beyond the magnetic field.
Two of Neptune's inner moons are locked together in a type of orbit that has not been seen before. This allows them to cross paths without coming into contact, researchers say.
The latest findings could have important implications for our understanding of how massive stars form.
"'Are we alone?' is one of the biggest unanswered questions," said study first author Howard Chen.
This celestial event only takes place around 13 times a century.
The explosion occurred on the surface of a pulsar around 11,000 light-years away.