Unexplained Intergalactic Radio Bursts Confirmed At Arecibo

Back in 2011 and 2012, astronomers working at an Australian observatory picked up a series of fleeting but powerful radio signals. These signals have never been detected elsewhere, casting doubts on their origin. But now, new observations from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico suggest they're for real. » 4/21/14 9:00pm 4/21/14 9:00pm

What's The Purpose Of The Universe? Here's One Possible Answer

It's tempting to think of the universe as a meaningless repository for celestial objects like planets and stars. But an intriguing theory suggests there's much more to the cosmos than meets the eye — and that black holes play an integral role in what our universe is actually trying to achieve. » 4/18/14 11:07am 4/18/14 11:07am

NASA Has Recovered 7 "Precious" Particles From The Solar System's Birth

It's been years since researchers overseeing NASA's sample-return Stardust mission first reported that the spacecraft had retrieved traces of cosmic dust – the tiny, interstellar particles that make up stars and planets. This week, they announced the net haul of their cosmic catch: Seven particles. SEVEN. » 3/22/14 9:00am 3/22/14 9:00am