06.21.12 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has successfully deployed its lengthy mast, giving it the ability to see the highest energy X-rays in our universe.
06.19.12 - Astronomers are uncovering an underlying population of fainter quasars that thrive in normal-looking spiral galaxies.
06.15.12 - The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this view of the dwarf galaxy UGC 5497, which looks a bit like salt sprinkled on black velvet in this image.
06.13.12 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) launched this morning over the central Pacific, beginning its mission to study black holes and other exotic objects.
06.11.12 - New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory challenges prevailing ideas about how black holes grow in the centers of galaxies.
06.11.12 - NASA's NuSTAR mission is scheduled to launch from Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean on June 13 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
06.11.12 - During a powerful solar blast on March 7, the Fermi telescope detected the highest-energy light ever associated with an eruption on our sun.
06.08.12 - 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.
06.08.12 - The orange star in the upper left of this Hubble image may have devoured one of its larger planets a few years back, causing it to flare brightly.
06.07.12 - 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.