Eta Carinae, one of the galaxy's most dazzling stellar objects, exploded in a massive blast 170 years ago. The cause of the blast remain largely a mystery, but in a new study, scientists find clues of the 1840s explosion.
Don't miss the most spectacular meteor shower to grace the skies this year: the Perseid meteor shower. On the night of Aug. 12 to 13, around 60 to 70 meteors will be streaking across the sky for people to enjoy.
The sun is not immune to the 'terrible twos,' according to scientists. In the early years of the sun's existence, it was a fiery, raging ball of fire that spewed particles out into space.
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates the back-to-back opposition of Saturn and Mars by releasing new photos of the two planets. The images offer a closer look at the moons and storms of the neighboring worlds.
NASA's planet hunter TESS starts scanning the universe for lurking exoplanets. The satellite, launched in April, is expected to identify over a thousand new planets from the stars surrounding the solar system.
Outer space is much closer than you think. It's not closing in on Earth, but Jonathan McDowell suggests that the boundary separating the planet and everything else out there is 12 miles nearer than widely believed.
More than a century since Albert Einstein revealed his theory of general relativity, he's still being proven right. In a new paper, scientists observed a supermassive black hole's powerful gravitational pull warp starlight, just as Einstein predicted.
The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is set to take place on July 27. Find out when and where to catch the historical eclipse coming soon.
Jupiter's total moon count jumps to 79 following the discovery of 12 new moons around the planet. Of the new dozen, astronomers pinpoint an 'oddball' moon with a dangerous orbit that's unlike any other Jovian moon.
Decades after one of humankind's greatest achievements of getting a man on the Moon, trips there remain surprisingly rare. Former astronaut Chris Hadfield and others explain why.
The moon and Venus set up a rare date in the nighttime sky, appearing within inches of each other on Sunday. The celestial pairing will continue to be quite close for a few more days this week.
South Africa's powerful new radio telescope MeerKAT captured the Milky Way's center with extraordinary detail and unparalleled clarity. It's the clearest ever view of its heart, which could answer so many questions astronomers have on the Milky Way and beyond.
It's the end of an era. For decades, the Cape Canaveral launch towers have stood as stalwarts symbolizing the United States space program. Now, the landmark gets demolished just as Delta nears its end.
A seemingly regular asteroid turns out to be double trouble as scientists found it is actually a binary system of two objects orbiting each other. This is only the fourth equal mass binary system ever recorded.