The movie Hidden Figures portrays the untold story of three African-American women who played an important role in the 1960s space race. The film serves to inspire future generations.
Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) classified hundreds of thousands of stars and created the system we use to understand stars today.
El 21 de Agosto del 2017 va a ser la primera vez que los Americanos podrán ver un eclipse total de Sol desde 1949. Un espectáculo tan grandioso obtendrá mucha atención, pero también atrae mucha planificación necesaria.
On August 21, 2017, mainland Americans will witness a total solar eclipse. Here's why it'll be amazing - and why you should start planning your trip to totality now!
African American physicist, Arthur B.C. Walker Jr. (1936-2001), helped develop solar telescopes to image the Sun’s corona.
American astronomer Vera Rubin (1928 - ) measured how fast galaxies rotate, delivering decisive evidence for the existence of dark matter.
Undergraduate students in Japan stumbled upon a rare lensing of two distinct background galaxies.
Kepler’s K2 mission has confirmed 104 new exoplanets — including a rocky, four-planet system.
The MeerKAT radio telescope has produced its first light image — even at quarter-strength, it’s already the best of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
New research on seasonal streaks in Martian canyons provides evidence against underground pools of water.
Astronomers take a second look at UGC 1382 — previously considered a typical elliptical galaxy — and reassess everything they know about its size, age, and formation.
A new Hubble Space Telescope image shows the very heart of the Crab Nebula, one of the most studied supernova remnants.
Abandoned for 25 years, a 12-meter antenna once used during the Cold War is now introducing astronomy students to the radio universe.
The phases of the Moon are determined by the relative positions of the Moon, Earth, and Sun.
Kepler-108 is the first system observed with really wonky orbits, which may be a result of giant planets bumping into each other.
Astronomers have reconstructed 18-century telescopes to observe sunspots and better understand solar cycles.
Light pollution is pervasive, and its impact on people is larger than you might think.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko appears to have split into two segments that briefly orbited each other and then slowly merged into a new configuration.
Astronomers have new radio images of Jupiter that allow them to see deep into its atmosphere.
Astronomers discover a vast collection of young galaxies from the early universe.
A high-resolution ALMA image of the HR 8799 planetary disk suggests undiscovered planet.
During two Martian years, Curiosity tracks seasonal patterns in atmosphere, temperature, and maybe even methane.