01.08.13 - Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies.
01.07.13 - Chandra's deep look at a rapidly rotating neutron star may provide new insight into the nature of some of the densest matter in the universe.
01.07.2013 - Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in the "habitable zone," where liquid water might exist.
01.07.13 - NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, set its X-ray eyes on a spiral galaxy and caught the brilliant glow of two black holes lurking inside.
01.07.13 - Theorists expect gamma-ray outbursts occur only near a galaxy's central black hole. A few rare observations suggested otherwise.
01.04.13 - Astronomers initially thought NCG 5011B and NGC 5011C were the same distance from the Earth. That would make them very close in the cosmos, yet there is no sign of interaction between them.
12.28.12 - Hubble provides us this week with a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097.
12.28.12 - The Swift team has selected more than 100 images to help celebrate eight years of operations of the satellite's Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope.
12.21.12 - Like finding a silver needle in the haystack of space, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known.
12.21.12 - Two years after WMAP's "retirement," the WMAP science team is releasing its final results, based on nine years of observations.