Scientists found dust and gas flowing from an outer disk around a star toward a possible second, smaller disk around a second star. Planets may be forming here!
If quasars weren’t so luminous, we couldn’t see them so far away in space and time. But how about modest quasars, also far away? Astronomers say they’ve found some.
The Chinese Chang’e 5 spacecraft has now rounded the lunar far side and is on the return leg of its journey to the moon, due to land back on Earth on Friday.
Watch the NASATV live broadcast of the catastrophic launch failure. The rocket was bound for the International Space Station, loaded with supplies.
A very good 7-minute film, called Ambition. It’s not like any film about space exploration you’ve ever seen. The Rosetta comet mission lies at its heart.
The biggest sunspot on the face of the sun in more than two decades erupted on October 26 with its sixth substantial flare in a week.
2015 has 6 supermoons! The closest is the full moon on September 28, 2015, which will also undergo a total lunar eclipse.
Early November meteor showers drowned in bright moonlight, leaving the sky moon-free for the 2014 Leonid shower in mid-month.
The famous Leonid meteor shower will peak around mid-November. Here’s all you need to know to watch the 2014 Leonid shower.
Hubble image of close passage of Comet Siding Spring near Mars. The comet passed Mars at about a third the distance between Earth and the moon on October 19.
On October 24, 1946, a movie camera on board the V-2 rocket captured the first photo of Earth from outer space.
Astronomers have observed signals from a highly magnetized neutron star, indicating starquakes that set the neutron star ringing like a bell.
Get out your 3D glasses and watch a flyover of the weird landforms on Mars know as chaotic terrain.
Less solar activity indicates a weaker magnetic field on the sun. A weak field lets cosmic rays into the solar system, posing a radiation hazard for astronauts.
Three eclipses in one calendar month are rare. Three eclipses in one lunar month are more common. From 2000-2050, it happens 14 times.
A total solar eclipse of August 22, 1142 may have coincided with the birth of the Iroquois Confederacy, oldest democracy in North America and possibly on Earth.
A team of astronomers has created the first three-dimensional map of the adolescent universe, just 3 billion years after the Big Bang.
Weather permitting, almost everyone in North America will be able to see the partial solar eclipse this Thursday.
A sight never seen before in recorded history … an encounter between Mars and a close-passing comet on October 19, 2014.
The close pass of Comet Siding Spring to Mars was exciting! Closest approach was October 19. Watch for photos from the event here at EarthSky.org.