Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name.
The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the world's biggest telescope -- and it will look deeper into the past than we've ever seen before.
It almost failed before it had even begun, yet it has far outlived its planned lifespan, becoming a treasure of untold value. Crave talks to some of the engineers who've kept it going.
You might not have realized that sprites are real, but this new photo taken at the Paranal Observatory in Chile proves otherwise -- sort of.
An X-ray telescope designed to hunt for black holes takes a look at the sun and helps NASA deliver an intense portrait of our closest star.
Rallying back from a mechanical failure, the telescope helps confirm the existence of an exoplanet 2.5 times the diameter of Planet Earth.
The Hubble can only take images in black and white. Does this mean its gorgeous full-colour photos are "fake"? Well, actually... no.
A black hole that hasn't been heard of since 1989 has suddenly become active again and is now the brightest object in the X-ray sky.
NASA assembles a comprehensive picture of the universe, and it could go a long way toward teaching us how stars are formed.
For people who like dropping big bucks on phone accessories, the iPhone 5 Astronomical Telescope will turn your smartphone into a window on the universe.