From May 7, Discovery News will be in the Chilean Atacama Desert to visit the European Southern Observatory's sites and observed the Mercury Transit.
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.
Astronomers are developing a ground-based technique to spy the light glinting off orbiting satellites, dead spacecraft, cubesats and space junk to help safeguard low-Earth orbit.
Long before the first confirmed planetary finds in the 1990s, an observer in 1917 caught evidence of planetary debris around a new star, new research into an astronomical glass plate reveals.
The Discovery Channel Telescope has played a key role in identifying what could be one component of a comet twin -- both expected to fly past Earth later this month.
While monitoring our sun's extreme environment, the veteran Solar and Heliospheric Observatory has seen some weird and sometimes unexpected things.
In a much-anticipated Wednesday ruling, the Supreme Court of Hawaii rescinded the building permit for the hotly contested Thirty Meter Telescope project.
For the first time, astronomers have directly observed a planet in the making.
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