If you're in North America, you may be in luck to check out a lunar eclipse-if you're up late tonight, that is, and have your binoculars in check.
Since the Big Bang, the universe has been emitting light. Now, researchers have examined extragalactic background light (EBL) and have measured its evolution over the past five billion years for the very first time.
If you look up at the sky tonight, you may be in for a spectacular treat. A celestial dance between three different planets will occur on Friday and into the weekend. The triple conjunction will include Venus, Jupiter and Mercury--and should make for some great sky gazing.
Kepler may be down, but now NASA has another planet-hunting tool in mind. The space agency is preparing the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) observatory in order to follow in Kepler's footsteps, hunting for super-Earths and alien life.
A Canadian-led team of researchers have discovered bacteria that can grow in Canadian High Arctic much below the freezing point, and this makes the recent discovery of a bacterium that is able to grow at -15 degrees C one the coldest temperature ever reported for bacterial growth, as exciting.
When did the first stars and galaxies form in the universe? How brightly did they burn their nuclear fuel?
Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Chicago have uncovered an important mechanism behind the generation of astrophysical magnetic fields such as that of the Sun.
Exotic neutron stars, magnetars were once thought to be relatively rare. Now, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other satellites have revealed that magnetars may be far more diverse and common than previously believed.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a new image of the Ring Nebula that shows the old, dying star's true shape.
ESO's Very Large Telescope has been working for 15 years--and now it's celebrating its birthday with a newly released image. The instrument has captured a spectacular stellar nursery that reveals thick clumps of dust silhouetted against the pink glowing gas cloud known to astronomers as IC 2944.
Orbiting Saturn is the massive moon, Titan. Now, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has peered through the thick orange clouds surrounding the moon in order to help create the first full topographical map of its surface using radar measurements.