Tagged With Telescopes

A car-size asteroid flew within 1,830 miles of Earth over the weekend — the closest pass ever — and we didn't see it coming


A broken cable smashed a hole 100 feet wide in the Arecibo Observatory, which searches for aliens and tracks dangerous asteroids


SpaceX just launched 57 new Starlink satellites with sun visors to make them less bright. A scientist says that won't stop them from interfering with astronomy.



Telescope video captured SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship attached to space station, 250 miles above Earth


Astronomers reveal the first-ever photo of 2 planets orbiting a sun-like star, taken from 300 light-years away


Comet Neowise is a dazzling sight, but it's also a reminder of how woefully unprepared we are for dangerous asteroids



NASA's launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed 7 months to Halloween 2021


NASA's powerful Hubble space telescope has beamed back a striking photo of a 'fluffy' galaxy with a ghostly, empty centre


Black holes can produce light when they collide, new research shows — astronomers just saw the first-ever 'flare' from a spacetime-bending merger


NASA's powerful new space telescope will be named after Nancy Grace Roman — the agency's first female executive, known as the 'mother of Hubble'


Astronomers just stitched together an unprecedented portrait of Jupiter in infrared — and realised its Great Red Spot is full of holes


The most detailed photos and videos of the sun's surface ever captured reveal Texas-sized cells of boiling plasma



A dead NASA space telescope and an old Air Force satellite avoided a crash on Wednesday, beating 'alarming' odds


A second planet might orbit the closest star to the sun, and astronomers think it's a super-Earth


Young stars at the edge of the Milky Way appear to have come from 2 nearby galaxies. That means a galactic collision could happen sooner than predicted.


27 stunning photos of the cosmos taken this year



Astronomers found 6 unusual new planets, including 3 super-Earths, by watching them vaporise and bleed gas into space


We're likely to find alien life in the next decade, scientists say. Here's where NASA plans to look — in our solar system and beyond.


A brand-new space telescope just launched into orbit. It will take an unprecedented look at alien planets circling distant stars.


Scientists detected the brightest light in the universe for the first time, following a mysterious explosion in space