A quartet of cameras, some clever use of software, and spectacular locations create some of the best astrophotography we've ever seen.
It's neat that on a dark night, we can see our galaxy arcing overhead, but it's nothing like the view we'd get from living inside a globular cluster.
These uninspiring little microscopic blobs are the origin of everything you know and love.
ESO’s Very Large Telescope spotted the largest yellow star we've ever seen: 1,300 times larger than our Sun.
After discovering water within stardust particles, scientists suggest that life could exist throughout the Universe.
Scientists estimate that with new technology, Earth-based astronomers may witness a supernova in the Milky Way galaxy within the next 50 years.
Astronomers witness birth of enormous new star about 10,000 light years from Earth.
Take a look at the 100,000 nearest stars with this stellar interactive display (har har).
Today's observations suggest that our Milky Way contains hundreds of billions of stars — estimates go as high as 400 billion. If that doesn't make you feel small, then how about this: you can start counting plenty of those in this jaw-dropping 9-billion-pixel image that contains over 84 millions stars.
One of the slightly more bizarre things that Einstein predicted to go along with all of his relativity and whatnot was a phenomenon called gravitational waves, where waves of gravitational energy would propagate through the fabric of space itself. We've never managed to catch one in action, but astronomers have found new evidence that they exist.