These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
A new Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the peculiar structure of a spiral galaxy with only one starry arm rotating about its center.
NASA is calling on its workforce to come up with creative ways that the agency can help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, native Hawaiians who oppose construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project on Maunakea in Hawaii have reduced their presence on the mountainside.
A scarlet fan spread across the skies over Japan 1,400 years ago, and it's been puzzling astronomers ever since.
Want to build the largest radio telescope to fly in space to date? Here's an easier technique: Design six tiny satellites to fly in formation and work together.
A recent study went full Indiana Jones to show that our home galaxy, the Milky Way, was a cannibal in its earlier years, swallowing five smaller galaxies.
Astronomers have gleaned their first insight to what the jets blasting off of supermassive black holes may have done to surrounding gas in the young universe.
The Milky Way's warped shape probably is due to a long-running collision with a smaller galaxy. But which galaxy this might be is a mystery.
The water buried deep within Mars likely came from at least two very different sources long ago, a new study suggests.
There are at least two bright spots in these strange times: Telescopes are still studying distant galaxies and penguins are still pooping across Antarctica.
As countries have shut down to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, satellites in orbit around Earth are noticing resulting changes to our home world.
When NASA's Perseverance Mars rover launches this summer, lots of folks here on Earth will be along for the ride.
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