By using the world's preeminent telescopes, astronomers peer behind a curtain of dust to find a giant star-making factory known as "Sparky."
A giant star in the Canis Majoris constellation isn't acting like itself, and scientists are doing their best to figure out why.
Speaking to Congress, two astronomers from SETI describe the chances of finding aliens as almost 100 percent.
Scientists pull a needle out of a haystack and identify a star that dates back to shortly after the Big Bang.
The stunning result of a comet streaking across the lens of the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera could make backyard astronomers green with envy.
Long fingerlike tendrils poked out from the part of the Red Planet known as the "Martian limb" and astronomers are scratching their heads over the cause.
Astronomers have spotted in an otherwise not-very-interesting galaxy a raging storm erupting from the black hole at its core.
Three of Jupiter's largest moons gather together to cross the planet's face for a rare astronomical show.
The ESO's VISTA telescope has used the near-infrared spectrum to peer through the gaseous cloud of the Trifid Nebula at the hidden stars behind.
As a white dwarf in the final throes of its life span, a dying star throws off a nebula known poetically -- if not entirely accurately -- as the 'Ghost of Jupiter'.