This shapeless blob of a galaxy is home to many clusters of bright, blue newborn stars, which form in pockets around the outskirts of its cloudy, yellow-white core.
Recently, aboard the International Space Station, the first tones of an out-of-this world band sounded 200 miles above the Earth.
See the most spectacular photos of Lyrid meteors, pieces of Comet Thatcher that rain down on Earth every year in April.
The space startup Orion Span aims to build a luxury space hotel called Aurora Station in low-Earth orbit for space tourists looking for the ultimate escape. See how it would work in images.
Out of billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there's one in particular, orbiting 25,000 light-years from the galactic core, that affects Earth day by day, moment by moment.
The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped views of 93 deep-sky objects from French astronomer Charles Messier's famous list. Here are some of the most spectacular.
On March 16, 1966, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott performed the first space docking on the Gemini 8 mission. See photos from that historic spaceflight here.
The Stargate is back in "Stargate: Origins" and we've got some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the digital miniseries from MGM's Stargate Command website.
The powerful new GOES-R Earth observation satellite will monitor the planet's weather, lightning and other phenomena like never before. See photos from the mission here.
Astrophotographer Chirag Upreti captured this stunning view of the Milky Way's annual night-sky debut near the Montauk Point Lighthouse in Long Island, New York on Feb. 18.
See photos of the astronauts and cosmonauts of the Expedition 55 mission to the International Space Station.
On March 3, 1969, NASA launched the Apollo 9 mission to test the first crewed Lunar Module spacecraft that would pave the way for future moon landings. See how the mission worked in photos here.
See photos of GOES-S, an advanced new weather satellite that will help track storms, cyclones and wildfires in the western United States.
See photos of the astronauts and cosmonauts living and working aboard the International Space Station during Expedition 54.
On Feb. 20, 1962, NASA astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. See behind-the-scenes shots of his historic flight and the training he underwent to prepare for it.
Hasbro has a new line of toys being released this year that will help fans recreate classic moments from the 'Star Wars' saga as well as create new moments from Solo: A 'Star Wars' Story.