Hatim Elouazkiti

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'Severe' solar storm hits Earth, likely to spark auroras Monday night

<i>UPDATED: This story was updated at 4 p.m. ET on Monday to reflect the newest information about the solar storm's intensity and likely impacts.</i><p>Three …

Magnetism

Amazing 4K Time Lapse Created Using 109GB of NASA Space Photos

Source: screenshot (Vimeo/NASA)<p>The International Space Station is a joint venture run by NASA, the European Space Agency and the equivalent agencies …

Hubble Telescope Captures 'Bizarre Cosmic Quartet' of Galaxies

Talk about galactic drama. Some of the strangest galaxies in the universe congregate in groups like this motley crew, where the Hubble Space …

Hubble views a bizarre cosmic quartet [heic1514]

18 June 2015<p><b>This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a gathering of four cosmic companions. This quartet forms part of a group of</b> …

Supermassive black hole at center of distant spiral galaxy 'weighed'

Astronomers have measured the mass of the supermassive black hole at the center of NGC 1097 -- a barred spiral galaxy located approximately 45 …

Astrophysicists offer proof that famous image shows forming planets

A recent and famous image from deep space marks the first time we've seen a forming planetary system, according to a study by University of Toronto …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hubble's Birthday Portrait

Astronauts spy an approaching spacecraft and satellites capture a cyclone in this week's best space pictures.<p>To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary on Friday, NASA released this Hubble view of young stars flaring to life. To capture the image, Hubble peered through the dust …

Astronomy

Astronomers spot first-generation stars, made from big bang

A team of astronomers has found the best evidence yet for the very first generation of stars, ones made only from ingredients provided directly by …

Brightest Galaxy Yet Shines With Light of 300 Trillion Suns

A gigantic quasar creates a beacon that can be seen across the cosmos.<p>Even in a cosmos that contains 100 billion galaxies or more, one of them has to be the brightest, and astronomers may have found a winner.<p>The newly identified galaxy, WISE J224607.57-052635.0, lurks at the very edge of the …

Universe

Pluto-bound craft hunts for hazardous moons

Unknown satellites pose danger to New Horizons mission as it journeys to the edge of the Solar System.<p>On 11 May, a telescope aboard a NASA craft will …

April 2015

Diversity

Milky Way May be Host to Billions of Potential Life-Supporting 'Goldilocks' Planets

Each system studied hosts one to three planets in the habitable zone.<p>Astronomers calculate there could be billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy …

Unexplained Aurora And Dust Clouds Spotted Above Mars

The red planet is literally shrouded in mystery<p>Our planetary neighbor just got a little more mysterious. In September, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft arrived at Mars to study the planet’s upper atmosphere, and since its arrival, the orbiter has picked up two unusual readings: 1) There’s a giant dust cloud …

Monster Black Hole Is the Largest and Brightest Ever Found

Astronomers have discovered the largest and most luminous black hole ever seen — an ancient monster with a mass about 12 billion times that of the …

Black Holes

Au pays des aurores boréales

Au nord de la Finlande, au fin fond de la Laponie, se manifeste un spectacle grandiose. Presque hypnotique. Magique. Les aurores boréales sont le …