Three teams of astronomers used the SPHERE instrument on the Very Large Telescope to image protoplanetary disks around nearby stars and catch planet formation in action.
Astronomers have spotted a supermassive black hole in a stripped-down galaxy racing away from a near-fatal close encounter in the center of a galaxy cluster.
NASA’s intrepid Mars rover gets a close-up view of a bizarrely shaped space rock that landed on the slope of Mount Sharp.
Saturn is falling ever farther away to the lower right of Venus at dusk. Far to Venus’s upper left, Mars is drawing closer to it – very gradually.
You won’t want to miss the biggest, brightest full Moon in more than 68 years. Find out what makes this supermoon so special and how best to view it.
This month’s full Moon will appear 30% larger in area than the smallest full Moons. But can you tell just by looking at it? Maybe!
Download our monthly astronomy podcast to track down Saturn in the evening sky one last time. Mars is still hanging around, and Venus is climbing higher each evening.
When Osiris-REX launched on September 8th, it began a two-year journey to the asteroid Bennu. The Kavli Foundation recently spoke with three experts about what the spacecraft may discover on its mission.