Fast Radio Bursts have an origin story—and we're closer to learning what it is.
An unprecedented cosmic observation.
The Event Horizon Telescope peered into the Messier 87 galaxy.
Wednesday was a big morning for astronomers.
They're called “supermassive” for a reason.
The first time we've caught a baby black hole in action.
Gravitational wave detection is going through an even tighter squeeze.
What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.
Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
Virgo will help LIGO locate colossal cosmic collisions.
An incredibly luminous snack.
The observatory could eventually detect a new collision every day.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
Scientists just switched on the Event Horizon Telescope
Thanks to a new world-spanning algorithm
Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
A quantum quandary
Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby.
Hawking radiation observed in a homemade black hole analogue
Just an easy quantum procedure
Warping space to fight infinities