Astronomers have picked up a long-sought signal from some of the universe's first stars, determining that these pioneers were burning bright by just 180 million years after the Big Bang.
Scientists used a giant, rotating pot to simulate the atmosphere of Saturn, and they may have figured out how the gas giant's massive polar storms take shape.
The Tesla Roadster and its mannequin driver that launched into space aboard SpaceX's first Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday (Feb. 6), has been spotted by a telescope on the ground.
Six hours after SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy yesterday (Feb. 6), unsuspecting skywatchers in the western U.S. caught a glimpse of the rocket's second stage firing up one last time as it blasted out of Earth's orbit and off into the solar system.
Meteorite hunters in Michigan found six rocks Thursday (Jan. 18) that likely came from a spectacular fireball that lit up local skies earlier this week.
While skywatchers are still raving about the solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, it's time we turn our attention to the next big solar eclipses coming to the U.S. in 2023 and 2024.
In 2018, the world will experience three partial solar eclipses and two total lunar eclipses — but whether you can see them depends on where you live.