NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has led to a bonanza of newfound supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies.
"Dark holes" around stars will provide astronomers with windows for finding planets.
A fiery image from NASA's WISE mission shows the Flame nebula "burning" a hole in the cosmic dust.
Astronomers have discovered that vast amounts of planetary dust, enough to fill the inner portions of a solar system, have suddenly vanished.
Astronomers are getting to know the neighbors better. Our sun resides within a spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy about two-thirds of the way out from the center.
While some galaxies are rotund and others are slender disks like our spiral Milky Way, new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the Sombrero galaxy is both.
Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to the best assessment yet of our solar system's population of potentially hazardous asteroids.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time.
Chandra studies the hot gas from a star being ripped apart by tidal forces as it falls into a black hole.
An extraordinary outburst by a black hole in a nearby galaxy has provided direct evidence for a population of old, volatile stellar black holes.