A radio telescope once used to track ballistic missiles has helped astronomers determine how the magnetic field structure and rotation of the young and rapidly rotating Crab pulsar evolves with time. The findings are published in the journal Science today (Friday).
Tantalized by images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based data, scientists thought the giant asteroid Vesta deserved a closer look. They got a chance to do that in 2011 and 2012, when NASA's Dawn spacecraft orbited the giant asteroid, and they were able to check earlier conclusions.
Ten years after a Delta II rocket launched NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, lighting up the night sky over Cape Canaveral, Fla., the fourth of the agency's four Great Observatories continues to illuminate the dark side of the cosmos with its infrared eyes.
Dr. Rinehart is hoping to change the way scientists study the stars. To do this he needs a group of interns…and one very large balloon.
In anticipation of a family camping trip later this month, I have ordered a cheap “starter” telescope for my son. He’s been learning about the planets and stars and is ridiculously excited.Since the telescope is primarily a toy for him, I didn’t spend a whole lot on it, but ...
More than 10,000 asteroids and comets that can pass near Earth have now been discovered. The 10,000th near-Earth object, asteroid 2013 MZ5, was first detected on the night of June 18, 2013, by the Pan-STARRS-1 telescope, located on the 10,000-foot (3,000-meter) summit of the Haleakala crater on Maui.
A flash of light from a stellar outburst has provided a rare look at the 3-D structure of material ejected by an erupting nova.
NASA's space telescope has captured a rather impressive image of a thin, glittering streak of stars known as the spiral galaxy ESO 121-6, which lies in the southern constellation of Pictor (The Painter's Easel).
NASA has signed up to join the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Euclid mission, a space telescope due to launch in 2020 and designed to investigate dark matter and dark energy.
Following a successful launch, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has begun its mission to discover secrets of buried black holes and other exotic objects.
IBM is to take on one of the biggest information processing jobs imaginable - handling the data from the world's largest radio telescope in an attempt to explore the origins of the universe.
Detectable for only a few seconds but possessing enormous energy, gamma-ray bursts are notoriously difficult to capture as their energy does not penetrate the Earth's atmosphere.
Scientists are working on a pioneering scheme to view the massive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
More than sixteen thousand feet up in Chile, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), is officially open and has released its first images.
NASA’s Kepler telescope has discovered the existence of a world with a double sunset - as famously depicted in Star Wars more than 30 years ago.
The House Appropriations Committee has proposed scrapping the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to Hubble and the flagship project of US astronomy.
This week, the Hubble Space Telescope turned 21! Shots? Well, not for this special birthday.
The Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have just created the world’s coolest telescope, strong enough to see all those aliens on other planets.
The world’s biggest radio telescope project has taken a step closer to reality with the establishment of a founding board by nine national governmental and research organisations.
The world's largest neutrino observatory was completed on Saturday, with the installation of the final string of optical sensors in the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.