In celebration of the 24th anniversary of the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have captured infrared-light images of a churning region of star birth 6,400 light-years away.
Astronomers are announcing today that they have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our infant universe during an explosive period of growth called inflation.
Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and a suite of other telescopes to reveal one of the most powerful black holes known.
ESA’s Gaia mission blasted off this morning on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on its exciting mission to study a billion suns.
Get to know the Deep Space Network (DSN)—NASA's worldwide radio telescope array that communicates with spacecraft throughout the solar system.
An extraordinary theory that has been getting cred lately is one that suggests our own universe is actually a hologram.
Using the powerful eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes at the heart of a remote galaxy
Black holes can be petite, with masses only about 10 times that of our sun -- or monstrous, boasting the equivalent in mass up to 10 billion suns.
Planets rich in carbon, including so-called diamond planets, may lack oceans, according to NASA-funded theoretical research.
At a cosmologically crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit), the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest known object in the Universe
The journey of light from the very early universe to modern telescopes is long and winding.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the largest known population of globular star clusters, an estimated 160,000
Using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, an international team of astronomers has imaged a giant planet around the bright star GJ 504.
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