12.21.11 - A remote, blob-shaped galaxy has been found bursting with stars by NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes.
12.20.11 - NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system.
12.16.11 - Given the vastness of space and the long times between supernovae, astronomers can say with certainty that there is no threatening star close enough to hurt Earth.
12.06.11 - NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope presents a festive holiday greeting in the form of a soaring, celestial snow angel.
12.13.11 - Fermi has revealed gamma-rays in the remains of a supernova first seen in 1572.
12.09.11 - What appears to be a giant red rose in space is all that's left of a star that exploded long ago.
12.06.11 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope becomes one of the most prolific astronomical endeavors in history after racking up 10,000 scientific papers.
12.05.11 - NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the "habitable zone," the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface.
11.28.11 - Fermi's Large Area Telescope penetrates the dust of the Milky Way's Great Rift to reveal one of our galaxy's richest-known stellar construction zones.
11.22.11 - A new Hubble image shows a collection of hundreds of thousands of stars in a dwarf galaxy neighbor of the Milky Way.