The flying observatory has been grounded due to its lofty price-tag and questionable productivity, causing an outcry among astronomers
A vision from 70 years ago, the Zwicky Transient Facility has produced a wave of discoveries — but it’s only a hint of what’s to come.
A new radio telescope has spotted scores of mysterious fast radio bursts — including the second known repeating one.
A new finding suggests that LIGO’s neutron-star merger was a typical gamma-ray burst after all.
The first "fast radio burst" detected by the Canadian CHIME radio telescope is a tantalizing hint of what’s to come.
A repeating fast radio burst first detected in 2012 likely formed within a potent magnetic field — opening up the ambiguity of what caused the mysterious burst.
LIGO’s neutron-star smashup might not have been a typical short gamma-ray burst. If true, the detection points toward a new class of gamma-ray bursts — but the jury is still out.
A new analysis shows that nearly 100 stars buzz our solar system every million years — an effect that can hurl regular cosmic hailstorms of comets toward Earth.
A new study of data archived from the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) spacecraft is revealing just how hard life might be on planets like those in the TRAPPIST-1 system.
An intermediate-mass black hole might be lurking within a dense stellar cluster — a discovery that could point toward how these oddities form.