The James Webb space telescope will help us peer into the invisible infrared Universe.
This thing is so massive that scientists will basically be able to view the beginning of time.
Featuring geodesic dome rooms and powerful telescopes, this resort might be the best possible getaway for fans of space and astronomy.
The world's largest and most powerful telescope is finally complete and open for business.
You don't need an expensive DSLR and a huge lens to capture high-resolution photos of the sun like these.
The SETI Institute pointed a big radio telescope at some recently discovered exoplanets in habitable zones, looking for telltale signs of alien life.
We've never seen a black hole before. We know they're out there, though, and astronomers want to wire up an Earth-sized telescope to get a picture.
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.
Uranus is surrounded by methane gas. This presents a problem for those of us who are interested in looking at it, since all that gas makes it hard to see what's really going on. Voyager and Hubble have the same problem, but new long-wavelength observations from the Keck II telescope in Hawaii have looked past the gas to examine Uranus in unprecedented detail.
Designing and building a new space telescope takes such a long time that even before Hubble 2.0 (the James Webb Space Telescope) has launched, astronomers are already working on Hubble 3.0, known right now as ATLAST.