South Africa's powerful new radio telescope MeerKAT captured the Milky Way's center with extraordinary detail and unparalleled clarity. It's the clearest ever view of its heart, which could answer so many questions astronomers have on the Milky Way and beyond.
Once again, NASA delays the launch of cutting-edge James Webb Space Telescope following the recommendations of an independent review board that called out technical issues and human error in the observatory's development.
A mini strawberry moon will light up the sky on June 9. Although no special features, the strawberry moon signals the start of harvesting season as coined by the Native Americans.
The European Southern Observatory marked the beginning of construction for the world's first and giant super telescope called the Extremely Large Telescope in Chile. Its innovative spectrograph called HARMONI makes it even more capable of capturing extremely sharp images.
Astronomers created the first and largest three-dimensional large-scale map of the universe. They used quasars and their brightness as reference points.
A small asteroid passed by the Earth at a distance that's 20 times nearer compared to the moon. The close approach enabled experts to view the space rock from a telescope.
Scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) have invented a groundbreaking optical chip for telescopes that will, for the first time, allow astronomers to get a good picture of alien planets outside the solar system despite the blinding brightness of the sun.
Representatives from Breakthrough Listen, a decade long $100 million project launched last year by Yuri Milner and Steven Hawking, announced that the Parkes Radio Telescope has been utilized for the initiative.
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), one of the world's biggest telescope, may soon move from Hawaii to Spain as it faces opposition from indigenous Hawaiian groups, saying that its proposed site is sacred.
NASA's largest telescope is set to launch in 2018, however, engineers are left with no room for mistake since the telescope will be parked millions of miles away from Earth making rescue missions and repairs impossible.
China’s giant radio telescope is joining the search for alien life in the mysterious flickering star known as Tabby’s Star.
Astronomers created a new detailed hydrogen map of the Milky Way galaxy.
NASA’s upcoming TESS mission will search for planets beyond the solar system to discover a new Earth.
A tiny and inexpensive telescope will try to find Earth-like exoplanets in Alpha Centauri.
Young stars in the nebula Messier 78, invisible to the naked eye, are now seen peaking out from a thick fog of cosmic dust. The glimpses of these heavenly bodies can be credited to the very powerful telescope of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) that they call their very own “dustbuster”.