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 SpaceView program will reach out to amateur astronomers in an effort to protect satellites from space junk orbiting the Earth.
For nearly 50 years, Palomar Observatory's Hale Telescope, near San Diego, was the most important device of its kind in the world. Even now, it's still used 290 nights a year. CNET Road Trip 2012 stopped by to check it out.
The discovery of a new unusually bright dead star leads astronomers to question assumptions about a type of cosmic radiation -- and pulsars themselves.
Astronomers have located a black hole that appears to be from a new class of cosmic champion eaters.
The agency's Hubble Space Telescope spots one of the smallest galaxies ever discovered -- with a giant black hole at its core.
Astronomers have mapped the Milky Way's position to the outskirts of a supercluster of galaxies, newly dubbed Laniakea, meaning "Immense Heaven".