Telescopes catch the aftermath of a black hole swallowing a star
Stargazers recently observed a supermassive black hole destroying a star.
China finished the world's largest single-aperture telescope
The 500-meter dish will now listen out for signs of extra-terrestrial life.
NASA tasks the Hubble Telescope with five more years of service
The telescope will still be in use when its successor launches in 2018.
The Arecibo radio telescope is in trouble again
Low funding could shut it down entirely or transfer control to someone else.
NASA and Germany extend the life of their flying observatory
SOFIA is an infrared telescope in a Boeing 747.
Watch a 450-year-old supernova continue to bloom
The type Ia supernova lit up the skies in 1572.
Three Earth-sized planets exist in the Aquarius constellation
Astronomers will begin studying them further come May 4th.
Hubble discovers that dwarf planet Makemake has a moon
It's 1,300 times fainter than the celestial body it's orbiting.
NASA's Kepler space telescope is back in good health
The mission crew successfully brought their spacecraft back from the brink.