As a kid, the late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was not a great student, by his own admission. What he was always good at, however, was asking big questions, queries so daunting and seemingly
When you gaze up at the night sky, through the veil of stars and the plane of the Milky Way close by, you can’t help but feel small before the grand abyss of the Universe that lies beyond. Even though
The great cosmic abyss contains more that humanity can ever hope to see, including a slew of record-breaking objects. In our Solar System, Eris is the most distant known dwarf planet: over 90 AU away.
When you look out beyond the Milky Way today, as far as we’ve ever been able to see, there are galaxies absolutely everywhere. Even if you take a dark patch of sky without stars, galaxies, or any known
Space Some think the “fast radio bursts” could be evidence of an extraterrestrial civilization. For the past decade, scientists have been puzzling over powerful, millisecond-long flashes of energy from