Astronomy

NASA Captures Beautiful First Photo of White Dwarf Stars' Mass Exodus

NASA snaps the first image of white dwarf stars migrating from the center of a cluster to the outskirts.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 May 2015 - 2:45PM

Meteors from Halley's Comet Will Streak Through the Sky Tonight

Debris from Halley's comet will cause a meteor shower overnight, peaking on Wednesday at 9am.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 - 1:31PM

NASA's New Horizons Snaps Pictures of Possible Polar Ice Cap on Pluto

New photos from New Horizons detect many planetary features on Pluto, including a possible solar ice cap.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 1:40PM

NASA's MESSENGER Sends Back Some of Its Last Photos of Mercury Before Its Kamikaze Death

With just one more day before MESSENGER runs out of propellant and crashes into Mercury's surface, the probe sends back some of the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 11:25AM

Stunning Image of the Thor's Helmet Nebula Looks Like Star Wars's Mon Calamari

This image of the Thor's Helmet Nebula is gorgeous, but once you see Mon Calamari, you won't be able to un-see it.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 10:21AM

NASA's MESSENGER Will Crash and Burn on Thursday

Later this week, NASA's MESSENGER probe will end its four-year journey and crash into Mercury's surface.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 10:49AM

NASA Celebrates Hubble's 25th Birthday with Celestial Fireworks

NASA releases a beautiful Hubble image in honor of its 25th anniversary.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 April 2015 - 11:15AM

NASA's New Horizons Sends Back First Ever Color Image of Pluto and Charon

After nine years of traveling, NASA's New Horizons probe has reached Pluto and sent back the first color image of the dwarf planet.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 11:31AM

NASA Unveils Beautiful First Color Images of Ceres's Surface, But Those White Spots Remain A Mystery

As the first color images of Ceres emerge, the mystery around the dwarf planet's bright spots continues.

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 11:56AM

ALMA Image of a Lensed Galaxy Looks Like the Eye of Sauron

A ring of fire appears in space as a result of Einstein's gravitational lensing, and it looks like the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - 2:37PM

Sky Watchers Can See an Exploding Star Flicker Back to Life This Week

A nova first discovered on March 15 will once again be visible from your backyard this week.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - 1:03PM

Hubble Captures Spectacular Images of the Green, Wispy Ghosts of Quasars

NASA's Hubble has just captured spectacular images of the "ghosts," of dead quasars, which may provide us with more insight into the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 April 2015 - 1:01PM

Explore and 3-D Print the Asteroid Vesta with NASA's New Interactive Maps

NASA has released 3-D and 2-D interactive maps of the asteroid Vesta, as well as 3-D printer compatible files that allow you to create...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 - 10:55AM

The Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century Will Be Visible on April 4

A total lunar eclipse will be visible right before sunrise the morning of April 4, 2015, and it will be the shortest lunar eclipse of...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 March 2015 - 4:19PM

You Can Now Nominate Names for Features on Pluto

The International Astronomical Union and the New Horizons team invite everyone to suggest and vote for names for geological features...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 3:35PM

Researchers Find Evidence That Stars Make Sounds No One Can Ever Hear

Researchers find evidence that stars are perpetually singing songs that no one can hear in the vacuum of space.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 March 2015 - 12:00PM

NASA's MAVEN Captures a 'Christmas Lights Aurora' on Mars

NASA's Mars orbiter MAVEN has captured data indicating the presence of an aurora on Mars, similar to Earth's "Northern Lights," but...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 4:10PM

NASA's MESSENGER Captures Most Detailed Images Ever Taken of Mercury's Scorched Surface

NASA's MESSENGER is set to end its four-year mission by taking a kamikaze dive into Mercury's surface on April 30, but until then,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 4:46PM

Mysterious Bright Spots on Ceres May Be 'Active Ice'

The "white spots" on Ceres have baffled scientists for months now, but new Dawn images may have finally solved the mystery. In a new...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 3:24PM

NASA's Cassini Captures Amazingly Detailed View of Saturn's Rings

On January 8 of this year, Cassini captured an image of Saturn's infamous rings in unprecedented detail. The image, which NASA just...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 11:33AM