There are pods of whales and gaggles of geese. Now astronomers are wondering which plural term would best suit the most enigmatic entity in the cosmos.
A neutrino-spotting telescope beneath Russia’s frozen Lake Baikal in Russia is close to delivering scientific results after four decades of setbacks.
Two years of analyzing the polarized light from a galaxy’s giant black hole has given scientists a glimpse at how quasars might arise.
A piece of an extrasolar Pluto may have passed through our cosmic neighborhood, a new study suggests.
“It almost seems like a magical thing,” said one of the astronomers involved in studying the lunar phenomenon.
Despite doubts from many scientists, a team of researchers who said they had detected an unusual gas in the planet’s atmosphere were still confident of their findings.
After decades of fits and starts, the multibillion dollar successor to the Hubble telescope is expected to launch as soon as this fall.
At a time when there were few other Black astrophysicists, he developed a telescopic device that went to the moon on Apollo 16.
A spooky radio signal showed up after a radio telescope was aimed at the next star over from our sun.
The universe is not as black as astronomers once thought.
Astronomers and residents of Puerto Rico mourned as an eye on the cosmos shuttered unexpectedly overnight.
The radio telescope in Puerto Rico has to come down before it collapses.
“The Uranus jokes never end,” an astronomer said.
Future astronauts seeking water on the moon may not need to go into the most treacherous craters in its polar regions to find it.
Astronomers observed a star become a “feast” for a cosmic monster.
He was a scientist who succeeded in seeing the unseeable and hoped to tune in to extraterrestrial life.
The discovery of a black hole surrounded by protogalaxies provides astronomers with a rare glimpse of the web of matter permeating the cosmos.
The birthplace of modern cosmology “has been declared safe” from the wildfires that have ravaged the surrounding area in Southern California.
The detection of a gas in the planet’s atmosphere could turn scientists’ gaze to a planet long overlooked in the search for extraterrestrial life.
Astrophysicists have recently begun hatching plans to find out just how weird Planet Nine might be.
The iconic Arecibo radio telescope is temporarily crippled by an accident.
The mysterious dimming of the red supergiant Betelgeuse is the result of a stellar exhalation, astronomers say.
The F.C.C. approved the company’s 3,236-satellite constellation, which aims to provide high-speed internet service around the world.
The universe will have to wait a little longer.
A black hole was seen shooting electrified gas and energy into space. Each blob contained about 400 million billion pounds of matter.
Dr. Roman was a pioneer at NASA, joining the agency in its early days and becoming its first chief astronomer.
A vast wheel of gas in the primordial cosmos is forcing astronomers to rethink how some of the universe’s largest structures may have formed.
Astronomers dissect the energy flow in a distant galaxy.
Some astronomers who have criticized the company’s orbital internet constellation were encouraged by the measures it announced.
Fomalhaut b was one of the first planets around another star to be directly imaged by telescopes. Some astronomers now say it was a cloud of asteroid debris.