Neighboring exoplanet could be one of the most habitable
It will be one of the Extremely Large Telescope's most interesting subjects.
Astronomers capture best image yet of a star other than the sun
This is our first close-up of Antares, the brightest star in the Scorpius constellation.
Construction starts on the world's largest optical telescope
The Extremely Large Telescope has been years in the making.
ESO will upgrade its Very Large Telescope to hunt for exoplanets
The upgraded VLT will look for planets orbiting our neighboring star system, the Alpha Centauri.
Scientists find a tailless comet from Earth's early days
The rocky body got kicked to the edge of the Solar System billions of years ago.
APEX telescope maps Milky Way's star-forming regions
With a bit of help from the Spitzer telescope and Planck satellite.
Astronomers spot a mid-sized black hole
We've only come across a half-dozen intermediate black holes. Well, after today's announcement, half-dozen plus one.
Astronomers find evidence of oldest stars in ancient galaxy
For the longest time, Population III stars, which formed in the very early years of the universe,...
Here's your clearest view yet of star formation in the early universe
Spotting anything at the edge of the known universe is difficult, but scientists have just managed...