Scientists have detected glass in Martian craters, created by the fierce heat of impacts that melted the Red Planet’s surface.
Researchers confirm that three solitary stars have gone supernova in intergalactic space.
Recent research casts doubt on whether nearby Kapteyn b, a supposed super-Earth circling in its star’s habitable zone, is a planet at all.
On May 31st, the Cassini spacecraft flew by Saturn’s funky moon Hyperion. The resulting images highlight the moon’s unusually pocked surface.
With summer just three days away, the Summer Triangle now stands high and proud in the east after dark. And the Venus-Jupiter pairing is growing ever more striking in the west at dusk as they near their June 30th conjunction.
Cobwebs of cosmic dust limit how far we can see into the Milky Way’s hub, but Baade’s Window offers a rare glimpse into the stellar riches that await us there.
Watch as the two brightest planets — Venus and Jupiter — edge closer together and culminate on June 30th with a dramatically close pairing.
It was the opportunity of a lifetime: astronomer Jared Males stepped to the eyepiece to see stars as Hubble does, without atmospheric distortion.
Sky & Telescope‘s third annual trip to Iceland, this time accompanied by Equipment Editor Sean Walker, provides a fantastic opportunity to photograph the aurora borealis.