There will be a rare alignment of the sun, Mars and Earth tonight called "an opposition," which should provide some good viewing for those who want to see the rare site.
High-altitude scientific balloons have previously been the most common tool for carrying telescopes into the stratosphere in order to give scientists a better look at their targets, specifically for the Earth, sun and stars. A new method of target viewing has been established for those who wish to t...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope recently discovered the largest known population of globular star clusters, measuring approximately 16,000 in number.
Want a picture of yourself against the backdrop of Earth? It'll only be $25. Planetary Resources is offering incentives to those who donate to their Kickstarter project which aims to eventually launch a citizen-controlled space telescope into orbit.
A telescope is set to launch to the moon in 2015 and will allow the public to go on the Internet and view the Earth from the lunar surface.
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.