01.05.10 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has broken the distance limit for galaxies and uncovered a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies that have never been seen before.
01.05.10 - Radio astronomers have uncovered 17 millisecond pulsars in our galaxy that could be used as a kind of "galactic GPS" to detect gravitational waves passing near Earth.
01.05.10 - A new Mars mission will be checking whether a carefully chosen area of Mars has ever had an environment favorable for the development of life and preservation of evidence about life.
01.05.10 - Bright flashes of light off of bodies of water, known as sun glints, give scientists a way to pick out planets beyond our solar system (extrasolar planets) likely to have expanses of liquid water, and a better chance of supporting life.
01.05.10 - Scientists attempting to unlock the mysteries of the sun's corona, its outer atmosphere, have found another piece of the puzzle with the help of observations made during eclipses.
01.04.10 - After 5 years of concurrent operations with the Afternoon Constellation, known as the "A-Train," the PARASOL satellite is going on another orbit "track."
12.30.09 - Studies of two supernova remnants using the Japan-U.S. Suzaku observatory have revealed high-temperature fireballs that immediately followed the explosions which have retained the imprint of temperatures 10,000 times hotter than the sun's surface.
12.29.09 - NASA has selected three proposals as candidates for the agency's next space venture to another celestial body in our solar system.
12.29.09 - What do the National Zoo and thousands of astronomers have in common?—stardust for one. Come to the AstroZone open house on January 2, 2010, from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. EST, to find out more.
12.29.09 - It's going to take infrared eyes to see farther back in time than even the Hubble, and that's what the James Webb Space Telescope's MIRI detectors will do.