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.
For the first time, astronomers have captured images of a rare type of asteroid that rotates so quickly it literally cracks itself up.
Scientists pull a needle out of a haystack and identify a star that dates back to shortly after the Big Bang.
MIT researchers think that Chiron might be the sixth body in our solar system to have rings. Take that, Saturn!
New research contends that the Milky Way alone is flush with billions of potentially habitable planets -- and that's just one sliver of the universe.
The stunning result of a comet streaking across the lens of the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera could make backyard astronomers green with envy.
Galaxies smashing into each other produce mysterious phenomena that don't even look real when observed from a distance.
Researchers have found rare satellite dwarf galaxies and candidate dwarf galaxies in orbit around our Milky Way, the largest number of such satellites ever found in one go.