Scientists have used ESO and other telescopes in order to better understand the formation of one particular cluster: the Spiderweb Galaxy and its surroundings.
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has given scientists their very first look at the atmosphere of Mars.
Astronomers have decided to take a closer look at Venus to learn more about the planet. They're using a new optical device installed on the Italian National Telescope to measure Venus' precise gravitational pull on the sun.
Scientists have long wondered whether matter is falling into the massive black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy, or being ejected from it. Now, scientists are searching for an answer.
Where can you find the most methane emissions in the United States? Scientists may have found that out with the use of a new map. They've mapped satellite data in order to uncover the nation's largest methane signal seen from space.
Mars is going to get a spectacular show in the form of a comet. On Oct. 19, Comet Siding Spring will come within about 87,000 miles of Mars, which is about one-third of the distance of the moon from Earth.
Here on Earth, people are gearing up for Halloween by carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns and preparing their costumes. Now, it looks like the sun has also decided to show off just in time for the scariest night of the year.
Scientists have learned a bit more about how the universe evolved by studying leaky galaxies. They've taken a closer look at large star-forming galaxies to measure radiation leaks to see how the first stars were formed.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has helped a team of scientists to make the most detailed global map yet of the glow of a turbulent planet outside our solar system.
It turns out that there may not be nearly as much dark matter in the Milky Way as scientists thought. New measurements have shown that there is about half as much as this mysterious substance in the galaxy as previously estimated.
Astronomers have now seen right to the heart of an exploding star, thanks to a combination of data from telescopes. The findings reveal a highly-detailed look at exactly what happens when a star in a binary system hurls material into space.
Scientists have stumbled on a pulsating dead star shining with the energy of about 10 million stars. Called a pulsar, this dead star was previously thought to be a black hole because it was so powerful.