The total solar eclipse is 15 days away and our telescopes are already tuning in the sun and moon. Take a close look.
How big the mirror is makes all the difference when it comes to the ability an optical telescope has of pulling in faint objects in deep space.
The Very Large Array in New Mexico showed signs of a slight uptick in interest in astronomy on the part of US children and families.
The world’s beauty is joined by extraterrestrial beauty, and since Jupiter is now closer to Earth than it has been in a year, NASA took some pics.
Are we alone? NASA scientists have published their discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star that’s only 39 light years away.
An intriguing jet stream can be found in Saturn’s atmosphere, and NASA’s Cassini sent back a few pics from the latest phase of its mission.
Saturn’s rings differ a little from those of Uranus. Using computer simulations from telescope and probe data, scientists have a model for why that happens.
The closest star, besides the sun, to Earth is Proxima Centauri. Scientists have detected a planet orbiting the star, and it may be able to support life.
Astronomers think the number of shooting stars in the Perseid meteor shower Friday could surge even before the normal peak time.
The 2nd Astronomy Night brought a range of dignitaries, scientists, astronauts, and young people to the White House lawn Saturday.