A distant planet named LTT9779 b reflects 80% of its star's light, making the strange world with metal clouds the biggest known "mirror" in the universe.
Researchers have calculated the "ninth Dedekind number," which belongs to an exponentially complex series of numbers that define outputs of logical functions based on different spatial dimensions.
The newfound extinct species is remarkably similar to the living "little penguin," which only weighs around 2 pounds.
The number of sunspots in June was higher than any month during the current or previous solar cycles, suggesting the upcoming solar peak will be far more active than initially anticipated.
The enormous dark patch and its powerful eruption are both signs that the solar maximum is fast approaching — and could be more active than expected.
The mother repeatedly tried to catch the dead infant's gaze before throwing the corpse around her enclosure and eventually devouring it.
"Simultaneous contrast illusions" rely on altering the backgrounds of images to change how we perceive the colors and brightness of objects within them. Now, a computer model may have revealed exactly how they fool us.
The slender "gulper eel" can unhinge its jaw and expand its throat, enabling it to eat squid-sized prey in a single gulp.
The ethereal aurora-like light show could become a more common sight over the next few years as the sun's activity continues to ramp up.
The newly discovered duck-billed dinosaur, Gonkoken nanoi, likely grew to around 13 feet long and weighed up to 1 ton, new analysis reveals.
Experts believe the upcoming solar maximum could be more active and arrive sooner than previously expected. Here are some of the signs indicating they are right.
The sun is quickly approaching a major peak in solar activity. Experts warn it could potentially begin by the end of 2023, years before initial predictions suggested.
The atmospheric temperature spike, which was caused by geomagnetic storms triggered by the sun, suggests the "solar maximum" is fast approaching.
The photographer combined individual images collected over a 50-minute period during an intense thunderstorm in Turkey.
The armored ankylosaur is more closely related to dinosaurs found in China than its UK relatives, hinting at a previously unknown migration for the group.
The new panorama snapped by NASA's Curiosity rover combines photos from two different times of day to create a highly detailed image of the Red Planet.
New research has revealed that the children of Kathleen Folbigg each had genetic mutations that could explain their deaths.
For only the second time, astronomers have discovered multiple "Tatooine worlds," or circumbinary planets, in the same star system.
NASA's Aqua satellite spotted giant ice swirls stretching for hundreds of miles in the Sea of Okhotsk off Russia's P'yagina Peninsula.
Joseph Dituri, who recently broke the record for the longest time spent living underwater, tells Live Science what he has learned during his time beneath the waves.
A computer model created by researchers can detect ChatGPT-generated fake studies more than 99% of the time, a new study shows.
The plant-eating, raptor-like dinosaur lived during a time of great transition around 99 million years ago and was named after the Roman god Janus.
At least three separate optical phenomena are visible in the new images. Each of which is created by light refracting through millions of perfectly aligned ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.
Satellite images show fragments from the enormous iceberg A-76A dispersing near South Georgia island, where the previous world's largest iceberg also met its doom in 2020.
The newly described extinct species is closely related to the largest marsupial to ever roam the Earth.