Undergraduate students in Japan stumbled on a rare lensing of two distinct background galaxies.
Kepler’s K2 mission has confirmed 104 new exoplanets – including a system with four rocky planets.
The dwarf planet has a paucity of big pockmarks because it has somehow erased them.
An underground detector reports zero detections of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), the top candidate for mysterious dark matter.
The MeerKAT radio telescope has produced its first light image – even at quarter-strength, it’s already the best of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
New research on seasonal streaks in Martian canyons provides evidence against underground pools of water.
Sagittarius is moving toward a high stance in the south these evenings, so we’re entering prime time for the profusion of Messier objects in and above this constellation. How many can you locate with binoculars?
The meteors are coming! Three annual meteor showers are active and may spark up your nights this weekend.
Download or play Sky & Telescope’s astronomy podcast, and you’ll get a guided tour of the night sky. In early evening look for Mars and Saturn embedded in Scorpius toward south, and key an eye out for Perseid meteors.