The observatories at Hawaii's Mauna Kea send beams into the heavens in this gorgeous recording by Sean Goebel.
The ability to measure the distortion of space and time near the supermassive black holes lurking at the hearts of many, if not all, large galaxies may give astronomers a new tool for studying galactic evolution.
Consisting of 13,000 individual antennas, the new Long Wavelength Array will scan the skies for black holes, dying stars, and even possible signals from alien civilizations.
Jodrell Bank Observatory's telescopes have Twitter accounts now.
Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.
For the first time, we have telescopes strong enough to see the radioactivity at the heart of the supernova known as Cas A. What scientists have seen there helps unravel the mystery of how a star dies.
It could be the brightest comet in decades, or even centuries, and it's coming to visit for the holidays. It might also fizzle out.
We get hands-on time with the handheld Inferno and Lunar lasers, two powerful beams that can be used for all kinds of tricks.
In an effort to avoid a potential apocalypse, the space agency is holding a contest to get people to help it discover deadly asteroids.
Take a look at a hyper-realistic Steve Jobs action figure complete with a mini Apple 1, and watch as telescopes fire lasers into space.