Once you master the art of 'polar alignment' you will master the art of great astrophotography.
The now-famous supernova that erupted in neighboring galaxy M82 last month is a unique opportunity to study an exploding star up-close. However, SN 2014J isn't any old supernova, it turns out that it's a little bit weird. Continue reading →
A planet-hunting project is snapping pictures of alien worlds and other objects orbiting nearby stars in an effort to give scientists a better understanding of these intriguing exoplanets.
John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian mount for telescopes, passed away at the age of 98 in January, but he left behind a wonderful legacy for modern amateur astronomers.
The Discovery News 'Telescope Primer' for carefree stargazing... and less frustration during those chilly nights.
By combining two cutting-edge astronomical techniques, researchers have been able to, for the first time, resolve the visible light of the two stars in the famous Capella binary system -- could the same be done for exoplanets?
HD 106906b is no "ordinary" alien planet -- it shouldn't exist. Continue reading →
In 1882, photographs captured the Venus transit. Now, those photographs have been animated to re-play this historic event.