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A Manhattanhenge sunset on 42nd Street July 11, 2014.

A stunning ‘Manhattanhenge’ sunset is happening on Friday and Saturday in New York City. Here’s how to see it.

The sun will dip perfectly between buildings in Manhattan to create a spectacle of light on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, 2019.
An animated map that shows where in the night sky more than 4,000 extrasolar planets are located.

An incredible new animation shows where, when, and how astronomers found 4,000 planets beyond our solar system

Since 1992, astronomers have discovered thousands of new worlds in deep space, and some may be habitable. A new YouTube video celebrates that feat.

Jupiter, Saturn and the moon will align in a rare phenomenon from June 14 to 19 – here’s when you can see it in Singapore

The phenomenon will take place while the moon is in its "waxing gibbous" phase and can be best viewed after 11pm, said Science Centre Singapore.
The Hubble Space Telescope orbiting Earth in May 2009.

‘No image will surpass this’: Hubble telescope astronomers created a stunning picture of the deep universe with 16 years’ worth of p...

Researchers estimate the Hubble Space Telescope image includes 265,000 galaxies, some of which appear as they existed 13.3 billion years ago.
An occultation of Saturn and the moon, as seen from South Africa on March 29, 2019, using a smartphone mounted to a telescope.

A photographer recorded Saturn ‘touching’ the moon with his smartphone, and the pictures are stunning

Grant Petersen of South Africa spent months preparing to photograph the conjunction of the moon and Saturn using a Galaxy S8 phone and a telescope.
Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes and opens a new window onto the study of black holes, their event horizons, and gravity.

Scientists just released the first-ever photograph of a black hole. Some people think it looks like a ‘smudge on the lens.’

Scientists from 40 nations who worked for around 13 years to get the first-ever image of a black hole, which is larger than our solar system.
The first image of a black hole. The picture was made using Event Horizon Telescope radio-wave observations of the center of the galaxy M87.

The first-ever picture of a black hole is fuzzy. These incredible illustrations help explain what it shows.

Scientists posted the first-ever image of black hole, but the photo is a bit fuzzy. However, computer models hint at what we'd see with a better view.
Asteroid 6478 Gault with two narrow, comet-like tails of debris that suggest the space rock is self-destructing.

The Hubble telescope spotted an asteroid that has grown two tails — and scientists think it’s ripping itself to pieces

A 2.5-mile-wide asteroid called Gault was discovered in 1988, but it may not exist as we know it for much longer. The space rock is spinning apart.
A worker inspects quartz fibers that suspend a mirror inside the Virgo gravitational-wave observatory.

An experiment that solved a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein is about to turn back on — and it’s more powerful than ever

On Monday, a game-changing pair of gravitational-wave detectors called LIGO will turn back on after 6 months of downtime and upgrades.
A view of Africa taken by Apollo 11 astronauts on July 20, 1969.

The first day of spring is finally here — for about 90% of us. Here’s why equinoxes mark the changing of seasons.

The spring or vernal equinox happens at 5:58 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Here's how Earth and the sun work together to change our seasons.