For the first time, astronomers have directly observed a planet in the making.
The Earth is currently orbiting through the debris of Comet Tempel-Tuttle -- yes, it's time for the Leonid meteor shower!
A pale blue dot may not be the only hint of life beyond the solar system. New research suggests astronomers pay attention to pale orange worlds as well, since they may resemble what Earth looked like earlier in its history.
Deep inside the Tarantula Nebula, some 160,000 light-years from Earth, live a pair of very strange stars.
Exploding in the news of late is the Kepler telescope's spotting of something strange and, so far, unexplained orbiting a nearby star. DNews separates fact from speculation.
Although technically you can't "weigh" a star, since it will change relative to gravitation, astronomers CAN work out just how much matter is inside the bright bulbs in our sky and beyond.
The Lunar-based Ultraviolet Telescope is the moon’s first functioning robotic telescope.
Haven't we heard this one before? The one about "water on Mars"? DNews breaks out what's new about the latest Mars-water discovery compared to earlier findings.
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