NASA is about to begin detailed observations of an asteroid nearly twice as wide as Canada's largest stadiums, scheduled to pass between the Earth and the moon's orbit next Tuesday.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has spotted one of the largest new sunspots to appear on the surface of the sun in years. It is nearly 25,000 miles wide, or more than three times larger than the Earth. The enormous sunspot was seen rotating over th...
Using the Hubble space telescope, astronomers have captured a direct image of the disk surrounding a black hole. The disk is made of gas and dust, slowly being consumed as it spirals down into the black hole's center. As it falls in, the material spe...
For the most part, our infatuation with alien life revolves around us finding them -- but did you ever stop to think that in the eyes of another significantly-advanced, space-age civilization, we would be the alien race?
Asteroid 2005 YU55 will come within 202,000 miles of the Earth next week.
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Though galaxy collisions sound violent, they are more of a cosmic dance.