Evidence of a planet has been found in a distant galaxy 28 million light years away.
Scientists now believe that the odds of finding alien life in the Milky Way are far higher than anyone had realized.
Astronomers have obtained their first detailed look at a peculiar Milky Way object known as 'The Accident'.
Scientists have identified distant star systems from which the Earth could be 'discovered' by intelligent aliens.
The star, which is 100 times the size of the Sun, underwent an extended period of anomalous dimming.
Astronomers have identified a galaxy that is not only the oldest in the known universe, but also the farthest away.
Astronomers have been attempting to explain a strange phenomenon involving ghostly circular 'smoke rings'.
A new study has suggested that most alien civilizations may have already destroyed themselves.
A new NASA study has revealed just how many potentially habitable worlds there are in our galaxy.
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized world that is drifting freely through the cosmos without a parent star.
Astronomers have discovered six ancient galaxies around a black hole 1 billion times the mass of the Sun.
This remarkable new image really does show a galaxy far, far away - 500 million light years away to be exact.
A 12 billion-year-old galaxy in the distant universe looks uncannily like a miniature version of the Milky Way.
A new study has sought to calculate how many intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations might exist in our galaxy.
For the first time, astronomers have picked up a fast radio burst within the confines of the Milky Way.
A type of black hole that could be an important 'missing link' has been discovered outside of our galaxy.
Scientists have spotted an explosion five times greater than anything seen since the birth of the universe.
For the first time ever, scientists have discovered evidence of molecular oxygen in a distant galaxy.
Samsung Galaxy owners were left puzzled when a strange message was sent out during the night.
Scientists have discovered a new type of object that is so weird that it has been assigned a whole new class.