This week, the variable star Mira reaches its highest point, roughly halfway up in the southern sky at around 10 p.m. local time.
There are no hurricanes on Mercury, but there is plenty of water ice — and observing that ice can help scientists deal with the lingering effects of a very terrestrial hurricane.
Like the famous video game superhero Pac-Man, black holes may grow by gobbling up feasts — in their case, other black holes.
NASA will unveil its newest commercial partners to build private moon landers for trips to the moon today (Nov. 18) and you can follow the announcement live online.
You're about to take a dip into the inky blackness of a giant black hole and see what's on the other side of that enigmatic event horizon. What will you find inside? Read on, brave explorer.
The workout routine astronauts use to prepare for space may also benefit cancer patients by reducing the long-term side effects of medical care.
An intervening cluster of galaxies acts like a cosmic microscope and bends and magnifies light from a distant galaxy.
Apart from her groundbreaking work on the origin of elements, Burbidge is interested in galaxies, extremely distant and luminous cosmic objects and more.
Two legendary scientists gave us an understanding of gravity, and how to apply that understanding to the motion of the sun, planets and moons.
McDonald Observatory, in West Texas, represents eight decades of progress in telescope technology and offers an extensive menu of public programs.
Neptune's two innermost moons are locked in an unusual "dance of avoidance," according to researchers.
"Echoes of a bygone era" that favored larger body types were one of the factors that delayed the first all-woman spacewalk .
Physicists think this might be the first of many hidden states of matter that could be uncovered using laser flashes.
When it comes to the mystery behind what causes jets of plasma that regularly erupt from the sun, clues have now emerged suggesting magnetic clashes on the surface of the sun may be the culprits.
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