The moon glided between the Earth and sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light, for the few skygazers lucky enough to see Friday's "ring of fire" eclipse in northern Australia and the South Pacific.Full story
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope celebrates a whopping 23 years in orbit today, but astronomers are hopeful that the iconic instrument can keep studying the heavens for years to come. Full story
Andrew Fraknoi explains why the Mayan calendar may have given a false impression that the world will end later this month on December 21st.
A group of astronomers have announced the apparent discovery of a planet that is twice the size of Earth and primarily made of diamonds. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
Physicists at Cern, a nuclear research facility in Switzerland, are expected to announce that they have finally found the Higgs Boson, a sub-atomic particle. Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, discusses.
A giant asteroid named 2012 LZ1 will shoot by our planet, but astronomers say there's no chance of impact. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
This weekend, the full moon will be closer to Earth than at any other time this year. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have photographed a festive-looking nearby planetary nebula called NGC 5189, in this NASA handout photo received December 20, 2012. The intricate structure of this bright gaseous nebula resembles a glass-blown holiday ornament with a glowing ribbon ent
FILE - Astronomer and television prestenter of 'The Sky At Night' Patrick Moore Dies At 89 English astronomer Patrick Moore, circa 1970.
Astronomers use what they call a "cosmic distance ladder" to estimate the expansion rate of the universe, as illustrated here. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed 10 Cepheid variable stars in our own Milky Way galaxy and 80 in a satellite galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud to get a firme
This image released August 2, 2012 shows what the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured in a crowd of stars that looks like a stadium darkened before a show, lit only by the flashbulbs of the audience’s cameras. Yet the many stars of this object, known as Messier 107, are ancient stars that h