NASA’s LADEE spacecraft captured images of the eerie zodiacal light seen from the moon, shortly before it made a planned crash-landing on April 17.
A very slippery superfluid, that’s what spacetime could be like, say physicists.
The Lyrid shower has passed, but you might see a few meteors through about April 26. The Eta Aquarids are next!
This is the first time a pair of orbiting, supermassive black holes has been found in an ordinary galaxy.
Every so often, the International Space Station (ISS) becomes visible in your night sky. Here’s how you can spot it.
Most exploded over an ocean, and too high in the atmosphere to do damage, but evidence is mounting that asteroid impacts are more frequent than once believed.
MESSENGER has been getting closer to Mercury since March. It’s now closer to the planet than any spacecraft has been before.
Learn to find the mass of our solar system’s largest planet, Jupiter, using its orbiting moons.
You might see a lot or you might not see many, but if you stay in the house, you won’t see any.
International Dark Sky Week runs April 20-26, 2014. Learn how to help celebrate and preserve the beauty of the night.
A mid-level flare burst from the sun on April 18. This image, from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. shows the flare as a bright spot on the sun.
In the middle of little-known nebula Gum 41, brilliant hot young stars are giving off energetic radiation that causes the surrounding hydrogen to glow red.
Have you ever noticed the Big Dipper in van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhone?
The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed. The new planet, dubbed Kepler-186f, was discovered using NASA’s Kepler telescope.
Vitamin B3 – a vitamin essential to metabolism – might have been made in space and delivered to Earth by meteorites.
New Hubble image shows objects ranging from cosmic near neighbors to objects seen in the early years of the universe.
The Lyrid meteor shower’s peak morning is April 22, but you might see meteors before that date since we’re crossing the Lyrid meteor stream from about April 16 to 25.
Astronomers have identified galaxies where a central black hole just disrupted and ‘ate’ a star. It’s like a black hole putting up a sign that says: Here I am.
Researchers say that exotic hadrons -particles made up of two quarks and two anti-quarks – actually exist.
Monday’s eclipse marks the beginning of a special eclipse series known as a tetrad – four total lunar eclipses in a row, with no partial eclipses in between. The next one is October 8.