Explanation: This bat-like apparition does not shine on clouds passing over Gotham city .
With this new view of a spectacular stellar nursery ESO is celebrating 15 years of the Very Large Telescope -- the world's most advanced optical instrument.
High in the hills of East San Jose, a world-renowned institution is marking its 125th year of pioneering explorations of the night sky.
While many professional facilities are solely used by astronomers, Griffith has free public telescopes that are open each evening that the observatory and skies are clear.
The Astro2010 Decadal Survey recommended a Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope as its top priority for a new large space mission.
Northwestern University physicist Eric Dahl is part of a group of physicists that has just launched an unusual new experiment in an attempt to be the first to directly confirm the existence of dark matter.
It's a big galaxy out there. Even the most skeptical scientist has to accept that if a civilisation like our own exists, then there's a good chance we're not the only one to have ever done so.
Is it just us, or has there been a lot - a LOT - of talk about getting humans to Mars lately? Even as our robotic emissaries break otherworldly driving records and search for Mars' missing atmosphere , it's not enough for our exploratory horizons.
This close-up, visible-light view by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals new details of the Ring Nebula.
In this composite image, visible-light observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are combined with infrared data from the ground-based Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona to assemble a dramatic view of the well-known Ring Nebula.
This weekend, skywatchers around the world will get to see a striking triple planetary meetup in the evening skies the likes of which won't be repeated until 2026.
Surveillance of the police variety is strictly for professionals. But humble backyard stargazers have carried out a cosmic stakeout on an unpredictable star system, Cygni SS, which periodically explodes.
Alien structures have been observed in photos taken of the moon, by NASA, as reported by UFO Sightings Daily.
An eyewitness has spotted a UFO orbiting our moon for a period of 7 minutes on 26 April, 2013, as reported by UFO Sightings Daily.
Artist's impression of a rotation-powered pulsar. The neutron star appears as a pulsating source of radiation if the rotating emission beam crosses the observer's line of sight.
Explanation: A close series of consecutive exposures are combined in this intriguing composite of the Full Moon slowly crawling, across the sky .
Bradford-based science body Space Connections hopes to get youngsters fired up about stargazing and show them how the Islamic world played a key role in early astronomy.