A beautiful atmospheric phenomenon descended over the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) last week, giving the participants of the inaugural #MeetESO social media event an evening treat.
The mysterious phenomenon would show up only during daylight hours, vanishing at night.
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.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is struggling to understand exactly what went wrong with its brand-new astronomy satellite, Hitomi, which suffered some sort of malfunction over the weekend and is apparently tumbling in space.
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.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this picture is worth tens of billions of stars.
Leading up to the premiere of 'Telescope' on Discovery Channel this weekend, let's take a look at some of our favorite Hubble observations of the solar system.
From the discovery that Earth isn't at the center of the universe to detecting the 'echo' of the Big Bang, here are some of the most profound discoveries in astronomical history.
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