Star clouds in the Milky Way are doing the wave

A huge structure of star clouds – containing stellar nurseries – in our sun’s backyard are…

Are we poised to understand fast radio bursts?

View larger. | This artist’s concept shows a magnetar (a type of neutron star). It’s ejecting…

John Glenn 1st American in orbit 62 years ago today

John Glenn became the 1st American in orbit on February 20, 1962. Astronaut Glenn sits outside…

Record quasar is most luminous object in the universe

Artist’s concept of the record-breaking quasar J0529-4351. A quasar is the bright core of a distant…

Icy Eris and Makemake have warm hearts

Artist’s concept of dwarf planet Eris, with its moon Dysnomia. They reside in the Kuiper Belt…

Castor is 6 stars in one

Twin stars and a star cluster. From a Northern Hemisphere location, face generally northward to find…

Euclid space telescope begins dark universe survey

Euclid’s mission is to scan 1/3 of the night sky in the visible and near-infrared and…

Are Chariklo’s rings shaped by a tiny unseen moon?

View larger. | Artist’s concept of the centaur-type asteroid Chariklo, with its 2 thin rings. A…

The brighter twin star of Gemini

Draw an imaginary line from 2 bright stars in the easy-to-see constellation Orion the Hunter to…

Big, dead satellite will crash back to Earth next week

Artist’s concept of ESA’s ERS-2. The dead satellite finished its mission back in 2011 and has…