CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Astronomers slated to meet this week to discuss observing plans for Comet ISON may not have much to talk about. The so-called "Comet of the Century" may already have fizzled out. Full story
Astronomers have come a long way in understanding how stars form today, but the question of how the universe's first stars formed is an enduring mystery. While the topic remains complex and confusing, researchers say they hope to make strides in the near future with new and improved computer models Full story
MONTREAL, Quebec — Flashing a picture of the star HR 8799 and its four alien planets on a big screen, astronomer Andrew Cumming smiled. "This is the most amazing picture in exoplanet science!" he exclaimed. Full story
Astronomers estimate the meteor was about 1.5 feet wide and travelling at 81 mph. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.
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.
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