For most of 2012, Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy tweeted a random astronomy fact every day. To kick off 2013, you can read all of those facts in one place.
By using the world's preeminent telescopes, astronomers peer behind a curtain of dust to find a giant star-making factory known as "Sparky."
Hubble has captured a stunning photo of a baby star in close proximity to both a light nebula and a dark nebula overlapping.
Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.
Like shy kids at a dance, the two planets are slowly nearing each other, and will appear their closest for North American viewers on August 19.
At the best of times, Jupiter's moon Io is a turbulent, torturous place. But last August, scientists say things really heated up.
The gravity-defying Techno Trousers of "Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers" could actually work -- albeit for only a short period of time.
You can find out how old a baby star is simply by listening to it, say researchers at Europe's KU Leuven.
A recently discovered and very unusual white dwarf star is so chilled out, it is essentially a giant floating piece of bling.
Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.