Mars reaches opposition this weekend, making Saturday and Sunday (May 21 and 22) an opportune time to see the Red Planet with your own eyes.
DNews sits down with U.C. Berkeley astronomy professor Chung-Pei Ma to learn all about supermassive black holes, including one nearby that's just honking huge.
As the Mercury transit unfolded over the Atacama Desert, astronomers remembered the pioneering calculations that were made to begin to understand the scale of the universe.
Mark your calendars: The smallest planet in the solar system is about to make a REALLY big entrance.
The results of Earth-bound lab experiments appear to back up the theory that dark lines on Martian slopes are created by water.
How did these odd scars form on the icy world?
Learn more about the strange new class of planets that wander alone in the galaxy.
In a series of images that look as if they've been pulled from a science fiction movie, four powerful lasers blast from the dome of the Very Large Telescope at the ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile.
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