Astronomers just measured a whole lot more than gravitational waves
Researchers around the world are collecting troves of new data from this latest event.
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.
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.
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 how the largest galaxies die
Like it or not, all galaxies will eventually die. But have you wondered just how they meet their g...
Mars once had enough water to form a large ocean
You probably know that Mars hasn't always been so barren, but have you wondered what it was like i...
The Big Picture: The mouth of an interstellar beast
While Hubble certainly has the advantage out there in low Earth orbit, its ground-based counterpar...
The Big Picture: Sauron in the stars
Nope, that isn't a grainy leaked photo from a new Lord of the Rings spin-off up above; it's actual...