NASA has picked a new telescope to head into space, where it will peer out in search of the most powerful light emissions made in the universe.
The Lucy mission is scheduled to launch on Oct. 16, 2021, to study the unique Trojan asteroids, which orbit ahead of and behind the planet Jupiter.
A new meteor shower began outbursting last week and astronomers expect its main peak to happen in the next few days.
In the year 1181 AD, a new bright point of light as luminous as the planet Saturn appeared to Chinese and Japanese skygazers for a little more than six months before disappearing.
The famous telescope peered into the constellation Sagittarius to view this gorgeous assortment of candy-colored stars.
There's no consensus yet on how supermassive black holes form, but a new mesmerizing simulation is taking a crack at that question like never before.
A Houston-based company that NASA selected to ferry upcoming lunar experiments to the moon has hired SpaceX to launch its lunar landing mission.
Our cosmic block is full of neighbors that we know very little about, but scientists have come up with creative ways to get a peak at the layers of one particular type of planet.
A NASA satellite in space that shoots a laser beam down to Earth has spotted still more subsurface lakes sandwiched between Antarctica's land and ice.
Starting Monday (Aug. 2), you can find Saturn shining in the sky as part of a celestial phenomenon called opposition.
A new type of space telescope could soar high above Earth's clouds to view the universe in a more environmentally-friendly and upgradable way than current technologies.
An amateur astronomer has discovered a previously unknown moon around Jupiter after poring over old telescope images, a major first.
The solar system is bathing in a sea of charged particles that emanate from the sun, and one research team spent 14 years chasing solar eclipses to learn more about this stellar spray.
The public feedback will help NASA conduct a thorough review of its programs, practices, and policies, according to agency officials.
The universe is populated with stars that live in pairs, and these systems could mean double trouble for scientists wanting to find Earth-like planets.
A big new sample of fast radio bursts is allowing scientists to ask big-picture questions about the cosmos.
Venus may still be geologically active today, which could mean that Earth's planetary sibling is a good place for scientists to learn about early Earth and faraway worlds.
In 2021 a "ring of fire" solar eclipse will appear in June, followed by a total solar eclipse in December.
A never-before-seen meteor shower will sprinkle tiny pieces of comet dust over Earth's southernmost regions later this year.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have had to devise some creative sleeping arrangements, because the orbiting lab is a little crowded right now.