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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.
There's a lot we still don't know about space. But what we do know is awe-inspiring. Here are 10 space oddities that you probably had no idea existed.
Astronomers found a ‘cold super-Earth’ less than 6 light-years away — and it may be the first rocky planet we’ll photograph be...
Astronomers think they've found a "cold super-Earth." It might be the first exoplanet they photograph with a coming generation of powerful telescopes.
A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore planets and moons in our local solar system — here’s how to find it
Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but it can also be used to explore other planets beyond our own.
NASA’s $1 billion Juno spacecraft is probing Jupiter’s deepest secrets — here are Juno’s biggest discoveries so far
NASA's Juno probe reached Jupiter in July 2016, and scientists' view of the solar system has not been the same since. The $1 billion mission has taken stunning images of the gas giant and probed its deepest secrets with a suite of instruments.
There's no scientific evidence that astrology can reveal anything about the future or yourself. But Mercury retrograde does refer to a real phenomenon. Here's what it actually means.
Scientists from the National Institute for Astrophysics in Bologna may have found a lake of liquid water on Mars. Radar data from the European Space Agency's Mars Express satellite suggests the water might lie underneath Mars' polar ice caps.
NASA’s $1 billion mission to Jupiter has taken years of stunning images — here are some of Juno’s best shots
NASA's Juno spacecraft has pulled off its 14th daredevil orbit of Jupiter and is preparing to embark on the next phase of its journey. NASA recently extended the mission through July 2021, temporarily sparing it from doom. Here are some of its best photos and animations of Jupiter.
Astronomers have taken the first confirmed picture of a newborn planet. The planet, called PDS 70b, is about 370 light-years from Earth and orbits a dwarf star. A series of images suggests the distant planet has a cloudy atmosphere and is 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
NASA’s $1 billion Jupiter probe just beamed back even more jaw-dropping photos of the planet’s tireless storm clouds
Juno, a tennis-court-size NASA probe at Jupiter, recently sent scientists a new batch of data, and the photos it included are even more stunning than the last set. They show powerful cyclones, chaotic cloud bands, and messes of blue-hued patterns near the planet's poles.