News on Astronomy continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
How to do Hyperlapse Photography
Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?
This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose
Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson
Within a decade, more of the universe's mysteries and dangers may become clearer - thanks to a giant telescope Penn State is helping to build.
If you saw a fireball in the sky Saturday night just after 9, you weren't alone.
Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: "small" ones that are dozens of times more massive than the sun and other "supermassive" black holes that are billions of times larger than our nearest star.
Astronomy magazine has partnered with the Kennedy Space Center for a sweepstakes in which one lucky winner will win an authentic meteorite and a trip for four to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Barely 30 years ago, the only planets astronomers had found were located right here in our own solar system.
Astrophysicists have analyzed two decades-worth of X-ray data and discovered three events inside galactic cores that can be interpreted in only one way: stellar destruction.
Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.
The National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy approved construction costs.
Grand Teton National Park will join the Jackson Hole Astronomy Club to host the annual Grand Teton Astronomy Day this Saturday, August 23. Family-oriented activities are planned to provide fun and educational opportunities for learning about constellations, star clusters, sunspots, galaxies, nebulae and much more.
The signals have helped astronomers identify an unusual midsize black hole called M82 X-1, which is the brightest X-ray source in a galaxy known as Messier 82. Most black holes formed by dying stars are modestly-sized, measuring up to around 25 times the mass of our sun.
Distinguished educationist Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw has died aged 101 after a close association with Lancaster University lasting almost 40 years.
Image Caption: This image of the galaxy Messier 82 is a composite of data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
In the early 1900s, black holes were considered the celebrities of astronomy. Almost hundred years after, National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescopic Array has captured a rare event of a compact source of X-rays called the corona near the super-massive black hole.
WCCO meteorologist Mike Lynch, right, hosts a Minnesota Starwatch Party at Big Marine Park Reserve.
Four students from city schools have discovered two unknown asteroids, which is set to be placed in the global minor body catalogue maintained by the International Astronomical Union in Paris.
Illustration of a supermassive black hole. The regions around such objects shine brightly in X-ray light, most of which comes from a little-understood structure called the corona, shown here as the white light at the base of a jet.
Updated: Wed Aug 20, 2014 03:43 am
Copyright © 2014 Topix LLC