2009 was the International Year of Astronomy designated to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of the telescope to study the skies.
- On This Day in Space! July 26, 2005: Space shuttle Discovery returns to flight
- Neutron star 'mountains' may be blocking our view of mysterious gravitational waves
- Russia discards Pirs docking port to clear way for new space station module
- Is there really a 'crisis' in cosmology?
- The rise of space tourism could affect Earth's climate in unforeseen ways, scientists worry