Astronomers are taking a bit of a closer look at our galaxy's stellar nursery. They've released the most comprehensive images anyone has ever seen of the Milky Way Galaxy's cold interstellar gas clouds where new stars and solar systems are being born.
Finding life beyond Earth has been a major project for scientists across the world. But where exactly should researchers point these telescopes? Scientists are now comparing and ranking exoplanets to determine which ones most likely host life.
About an hour before sunrise Thursday morning (Sept. 10), a slender crescent moon and two bright planets were visible in the sky.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a spectacular new image of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new picture highlights the nebula's complex shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail.
The universe is slowly dying as stars wink out over time. After studying more than 200,000 galaxies, researchers have confirmed that the energy produced in a section of the universe today is only about a half of what it was two billion years ago.
High-energy fireworks could be coming in 2018.
New findings published in the journal Science went out to discover more about that large-scale structure of the universe that cannot simply be picked up with the naked eye. Researchers used two telescopes to work on better identifying these mysterious galatic ghosts, known more formally as dark matt...
A new space telescope from NASA may be a breakthrough in terms of space exploration.
The High Energy Stereoscopic System, HESS-II, has detected its first-ever pulsar.
The James Webb Telescope is schedule for launch later this decade as NASA is currently conducting tests on its science instruments. The telescope will study every phase in the history of the Universe, including the evolution of our solar system.
Astronomers have captured a stunning image of a star cluster with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the telescope at La Silla. The new picture reveals the cluster and the glowing gas clouds surrounding it against the starry backdrop of space.