Astronomy is a broad discipline covering all facets of astrophysics. In this section you can learn about the origins of the universe, black holes and other astronomical phenomena.
Researchers at the Zwicky Transient Facility have found an asteroid in Earth's orbit. And this one has the shortest year yet.
Scientists recently found 12 more moons revolving around Jupiter, bringing its total to 79. Why does Jupiter have so many darn moons? Is there any advantage to that?
Why not cylindrical? Or even cube-shaped?
Everyone's heard of the blue moon and the harvest moon, but did you know every full moon of the year has a name? What are the names and when do the moons occur?
The mysterious microbes living more than half a mile beneath the deepest ocean floors could have something to teach us about Martian life.
So what does that mean for good ol' Earth someday?
The idea of planet Nibiru has captivated doomsday prophets and conspiracy theorists for decades, but nobody has proven its existence. What's the deal?
The wait is over. NASA confirms Mars is seismically active.
Every April, the Lyrid meteor shower fills the sky with 'shooting stars.' Here's how to see them.
In the darkness of space, we’re comforted by our moon, the circular inspirer of song lyrics, poetry, and wannabe astronauts. But what do you really know about the moon and its history? Take this quiz to find out.
Rovers are getting some practice hunting for microbes here on Earth before they head to Mars in 2020.
It's tricky to see the true shape of the Milky Way when you're stuck inside it. So how did scientists figure it out?
No worries though. Jupiter, Neptune or Uranus could create their own beautiful, bright ring display in the distant future.
Like Earth, the sun does rotate, but in a different way.
Those stars twinkling in the nighttime sky may actually be crystal spheres. And our beloved star is headed in that direction, too. Eventually.
In this stellar nursery, firstborn stars are ruthless.
The China National Space Administration makes history — and shows the world the dark side of the moon.
The image, which was created by the European Space Agency, shows the blazing hot orb's northern-most region for the very first time. Pretty cool stuff.
It is a mind-blowing amount.
After cruising 300 million miles and spending seven months in space, the InSight spacecraft successfully touched down on Mars' surface. How awesome is that?
Dark matter is the most mysterious (and possibly important) material in the universe, and scientists are excited that a storm of the stuff is upon us.
A stunning accusation has been made: About 10 billion years ago, a small galaxy strayed too close to ours, so our galaxy ate it.
The idea behind the "fake" moon is to provide extra illumination to Chengdu, a city in China's Sichuan province. What could possibly go wrong?
Can a moon have a moon of its own?