All Items Tagged


Sep 17, 2015 04:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Chile plays host to some of the most advanced observatories on the planet, but being located in a region where the skies are astronomically pristine can come at a price.
Sep 11, 2015 07:08 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Contributor
The unusual hourglass-shaped structure is carved by multiple jets of gas, suggesting the structure hides two bulky newborn stars at its heart.
Jul 28, 2015 01:01 PM ET
There might not be ships crashing in it, but there is a region of space where computers crash, telescopes can't function, and satellites shutdown.
Jul 27, 2015 03:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The most dense galaxies known to exist in our universe have been discovered by 2 undergraduate students while looking through years of archival data.
Mike Simmons, President and Founder of the non-profit organization Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), gives Discovery News an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at an observing flight on board the world's biggest airborne infrared observatory.
Jul 17, 2015 03:00 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty,
On the evening of Saturday (July 18) the crescent moon, as it moves eastward across the sky, will appear to pass directly below the crescent planet Venus, which itself is moving westward across the sky.
Jun 29, 2015 01:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the next few nights, be sure to make a special effort to go outside at twilight and look West -- if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and have clear skies.
May 23, 2015 01:40 PM ET // Joe Rao, Skywatching Columnist
Jupiter and our moon will perform a celestial dance tonight, clear skies willing.
+ Load More