Astronomers have mapped the positions of vast, invisible isles of dark matter in the sky, within which normal "bright" matter galaxies are embedded like glittering gems.
An unusually thick veil of gas discovered around the remains of two stellar corpses suggests some stars might have short fuses that allow them to explode much sooner than their peers.
Astronomers have spied a small black hole nestled in the middle of a packed star cluster, a region not typically thought to be very black hole-friendly.
The launch of a European space telescope called COROT tomorrow could help planet hunting astronomers spot a bevy of small, rocky worlds only a few times larger than Earth.
Astronomers have detected a new class of enigmatic stars that appear to fade away quietly and in the dark.
An up-close look at a young, triple star system provides new support for the idea that some solar systems gain extra stellar companions by snaring passing stars.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The launch of NASA's shuttle Discovery late Saturday appeared to be an exceptionally clean space shot, NASA mission managers said today.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA is once more preparing to launch the shuttle Discovery and its seven-astronaut crew tonight after low clouds thwarted a Thursday evening liftoff.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The countdown for NASA's planned night launch of the shuttle Discovery Thursday remains on schedule, though a deteriorating weather forecast continues to plague the space shot.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Launch countdown proceedings are going smoothly for the planned Thursday liftoff of NASA's space shuttle Discovery.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The clock is ticking for NASA’s shuttle Discovery as launch controllers began counting down towards the spacecraft’s planned Dec. 7 launch late Monday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The astronaut crew of NASA's next shuttle mission arrived here at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) late Sunday, flying in aboard white and blue T-38 training jets.
A Russian cosmonaut set a new record for the longest golf drive today after hitting a lightweight ball while tethered to the outside of the International Space Station (ISS).
Going long will take on new meaning next week when an astronaut tees up and sends a golf ball flying from the International Space Station (ISS).
NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft has failed to check in with Earth for the fourth straight day in a row now, after losing contact during a routine adjustment of its solar array.