Some natural phenomena need few words to explain why they’re fascinating. Eclipses, transits, and phases in astronomy tend to fall into that category.
An internal study finds that female-led proposals to use the in-demand device are less likely to be selected
Twenty-five years ago, on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope soared into orbit. Since then, its great discoveries have been legion, and the story of how it became the most successful and productive astronomical observatory in human history is destined to become legendary.
Scientists and astronauts recall the telescope’s finest hours as well as threats to its 25-year existence
Reading the scientific headlines recently one would be forgiven for thinking that we’re experiencing a bout of interplanetary gastrointestinal distress.
A new study of fragments from the Chelyabinsk meteor reveal that it went through at least eight impact events spread across the last 4.5 billion years before it ended up impacting Earth
The Hubble Space Telescope has used direct imaging to detect the spin of a hot, young gas-giant planet—a first for astronomy
A remarkable new image reveals the teething pains of an entire planetary system
As All Hallow's Eve approaches, take a look at what's brewing in the cosmic night