Europe's Gaia satellite has produced a "stunning" 3-D map, published, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, complete with their distance from Earth, their colour, and their motion through space.
The discovery of three planets that circle a small, dim star could bolster the chances of finding life beyond Earth, astronomers said on Monday.
MIAMI: Astronomers have located the most distant galaxy ever measured in the universe, and it looks like a bright blue mass of stars some 13.1 billion light-years from Earth.
GREENBELT: As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space this week, NASA and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before.
MIAMI: A NASA spacecraft called Dawn is about to become the first mission to orbit a dwarf planet when it slips into orbit Friday around Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt.
SAN JOSE: For decades, US astrophysicists seeking to make contact with extraterrestrials have basically just been listening for signals from space.
WASHINGTON: Nine years after leaving Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is at last drawing close to Pluto and on Sunday was expected to start shooting photographs of the dwarf planet.
CAPE CANAVERAL: Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.