Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers detected the rapid evolution and violent explosion of a dying star cocooned inside a dense shell of gas and dust.
The U.S. National Park Service has partnered with the McDonald Observatory to create training programs for park rangers and improve skywatching events.
A group of citizen scientists helped to discover a new type of aurora named "Steve," and now NASA wants your help photographing the unusual phenomenon.
Mysterious cosmic signals radiating from the center of our Milky Way galaxy are actually triggered by ancient stars, rather than dark matter, a new study shows.
Some of the most monstrous black holes in the universe are growing faster than their host galaxies, new research suggests.
Supermassive black holes near the center of our Milky Way galaxy may have transformed "mini-Neptune" exoplanets into rocky "super-Earths," new research shows.
Recent Hubble Space Telescope findings suggest that the universe is expanding much faster than expected — and astronomers say the rules of physics may need to be rewritten to understand why.
A rare meteorite that plowed through the Arizona desert nearly 50,000 years ago sold for a staggering $237,500 during an online auction.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived in California for final assembly in preparation for launch in 2019.
Today (Jan. 31), a Blue Moon, supermoon and blood moon coincide to create a rare lunar event not seen in North America in more than 150 years.
Skywatchers in Alaska, the Hawaiian islands and the western part of North America will have the best view of the rare "Super Blue Blood Moon" in the early morning of Jan. 31.
A stunning new view of Saturn's largest moon Titan captures beautiful layers of blue-yellow haze dancing through the moon's atmosphere.
Saturn's moon Titan and Earth are even more alike than previously thought. New research shows that the giant moon has a global sea level, just like our own planet.
An incredible photo from the Hubble Space Telescope showcases an enormous galaxy cluster that weighs in at a whopping 3 million billion suns.
Satellite photos show parts of Africa's Sahara Desert blanketed in snow following a rare winter storm that occurred on Jan. 7, 2018.
New images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggest there is an underground network of lava tubes beneath the lunar surface that could offer astronauts easy access to water.
An age-old astronomy technique reveals new clues about the vast number and type of stars in the universe.
Vast orbiting clouds of planetary wreckage could cause a distant young star's strange dimming behavior, a new study shows.
Bill Nye the Science Guy is back for a second season of "Bill Nye Saves the World," which returns to Netflix today (Dec. 29).
Scientists have discovered out-of-this-world minerals at the site of a 60 million-year-old meteorite impact on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye.
Bright holiday light displays can be seen all the way from space, and new satellite views help NASA scientists learn more about culture and energy usage.