Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have measured a precise distance to a galaxy dwelling in the cosmic dawn.
A brief burst of radio waves, known as a fast radio burst, has been observed repeating, enabling astronomers to settle its exotic origin.
A stunning submillimeter mosaic of the Milky Way Galaxy captures a portrait of the cold dust and gas swirling along the galactic plane.
Jupiter reaches opposition on Tuesday, March 8th, and there’s plenty to see on and around the King of Planets. Mars, too, is approaching opposition.
On March 9th – late on Tuesday, March 8th, in the U.S. – the Moon will completely cover the Sun. Check here for the links you’ll need to see this celestial spectacle as it happens.
Spiraling stars and light-soaking dust clouds enliven the heart of this lesser-known planetary nebula NGC 2346 in Monoceros. Will you be the first to catch it playing peekaboo again?
After months of excitement in the predawn sky, the action is shifting to the evening — where Jupiter rises early and the stars of Orion anchor an array of celestial sights.
We need to learn how to talk about possible signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.
Learn how powerful new telescopes and techniques are enabling scientists to probe planets in the earliest stages of development.