One of Planck's two instruments has warmed up as expected, completing its survey of the early universe.
Kepler confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, named Kepler-10b. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system.
Astronomers have discovered a massive cluster of young galaxies forming in the distant universe.
The 2009 Women in Astronomy conference published the proceedings from Women in Astronomy and Space Science Conference III.
NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has captured a new view of two companion galaxies.
These images by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show off two dramatically different views of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy.
The Planck mission released a new data catalogue Tuesday from initial maps of the entire sky.
Astronomers who survey galaxies in the distant universe are getting some unexpected help from gravity, according to a new study.
Astronomers have turned up the first direct proof that "standard candles" used to illuminate the size of the universe, termed Cepheids, shrink in mass, making them not quite as standard as once thought.
The Crab Nebula was once thought to be the steadiest high-energy source in the sky. Not so, according to new data from NASA satellites.