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Scientists just published the best map of our galaxy ever created — and it pins down the location of 1.7 billion stars
The Gaia spacecraft just released the latest data from its mission. The new data pins down the positions and brightness of almost 1.7 billion stars. It's the richest and most extensive map of the stars in our Milky Way galaxy and beyond.
Amateur astronomers discovered a new type of aurora that you can see much farther south — and they named it ‘Steve’
The newly discovered aurora is similar to the famous northern lights, but the phenomenon is visible closer to the equator.
A ‘planet parade’ is coming Thursday morning, when Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto will line up — here’s how to see it
Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto will all line up in the pre-dawn sky on March 8, with the moon lining up between Jupiter and Mars in the early morning.
Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster will eventually crash in space — and scientists think they know where and by when
Planetary science researchers can breathe a little easier now, thanks to new research that simulates the bacteria-coated car's final destination.
These new photos from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft were captured farther from Earth than any image ever taken
NASA's New Horizons mission broke the record Voyager 1 set with its "pale blue dot" photo, which had been the farthest from Earth an image had been taken.
The Virtual Telescope Project says a tiny dot moving among the stars in a new video is Elon Muks's Tesla Roadster that launched on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket.
A total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, is happening early Wednesday morning, and anyone can watch the event live via a special webcast on YouTube.
The full moon on January 31 will be the second in a month. It'll be at the closest point to Earth in the moon's orbit. And there will be a total lunar eclipse.
This will be the first time in more than 150 years we get a supermoon, lunar eclipse, and a blue moon all at the same time.
A ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid bigger than Earth’s tallest skyscraper is about to fly near our planet
An asteroid called 2002 AJ129 will pass within about 2.6 million miles of Earth on February 4. It may be 1,000 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa skyscraper.