Several observatories captured imagery of the source of the gravitational waves detected on Aug. 17, 2017.
The historic discovery of gravitational waves from neutron star collisions is heralding a new age of gravitational astronomy. Read on to see what exactly was discovered and how it was made.
For the first time ever, scientists have spotted both gravitational waves and light coming from the same cosmic event — in this case, the merger of two superdense stellar corpses known as neutron stars.
For the first time, gravitational waves generated by the merger of two neutron stars have been detected. And that merger was also confirmed optically!
A gathering of two bright planets and the slender crescent moon will be the chief celestial attraction in the predawn sky Tuesday (Oct. 17).
An uncrewed Russian cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Monday (Oct. 16) to deliver nearly 3 tons of fresh food, fuel and other supplies.
Replicant robots in space? While these sophisticated robots are still far in the future, NASA and other space agencies already use humanoid robots to help do work in space.
Scientists detected gravitational waves from merging neutron stars. What have they become now?
Previously undetected matter was found in the form of gas filaments between galaxies, which is a major step toward explaining the structure of the cosmos.
"Star Trek: Discovery" is already breaking new ground. This episode includes what might be the series' first f-bomb, a scene between two gay characters and gritty depictions of torture.
Earth has multiple layers, consisting of the core, mantle and crust.
ASRC of Beltsville, Md., has test fired a subscale propellant injector built via 3D printing, paving the way for a version that could support whichever engine United Launch Alliance chooses to replace the Russian-built RD-180 on the Atlas 5 rocket.
Europe's upcoming Ariane 6 rocket, though designed to be expendable, could one day sport a reusable engine, according to Patrick Bonguet, head of the Ariane 6 program at ArianeGroup.
The NROL-52 satellite soared into orbit this morning (Oct. 14) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, which lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT (0731 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
On Sunday, Oct. 15, the crescent moon will block the bright star Regulus in an occultation. But you'll have to wake up before sunrise to see it!
Art and science are often seen as complete opposites: art is subjective, while science aims to discover objective facts about nature.
After a two-day delay, robotic Russian cargo ship launched into orbit Saturday (Oct. 14) to deliver nearly 3 tons of fresh food, equipment and other supplies to astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station.
While NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE) have restarted production of a plutonium isotope used to power some space missions, a new report warns of challenges that could threaten its long-term supply.
Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system and is known for its short years, long days, extreme temperatures and weird sunsets.
In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we'll dive into deep-sky objects, the most beautiful and interesting sights in the night sky.