One of the most powerful black holes in the observable universe has been revealed by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
From galaxies to moonrises, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year images offer stunning views of the universe.
The atmospheric imaging assembly has captured a shot of the sun every 12 seconds, in 10 different wavelengths, for the past three years.
NASA gives tours of its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, a modified Boeing 747 that offers up unprecedented clarity for Earth-based telescopes.
As it marks its first year in space, the spacecraft keeps sending back stunning, detailed images in an effort to better understand the sun's influence on Earth.
If you can't see this week's total lunar eclipse in the sky above you, you can still watch it online.
Satellite shots from the Earth Observatory show the stunning scope of the mudslide that claimed lives and homes in the remote town of Oso, Wash.
Astronomers use the Very Large Telescope to reveal a space drama involving two unique stars in the Ara constellation.
Get this, now there's a nightmare-inducing ride that will angle you out 30 degrees while you're 94 floors above Chicago. What will they think of next?
Thought to have the potential for liquid water, the three planets are close to Gliese 667C, a star about 22 light-years from home.