This has been a year rocked by a global pandemic that has left its mark on nearly every aspect of society. Wildfires, social unrest, and loss have only added to our sense of struggle. Yet it has also been a year of celestial wonders, astronomical discoveries, and space successes. We…
Jupiter and Saturn fashion the Great Conjunction of 2020 when they pair up on December 21st, the winter solstice. That evening they'll be closest in nearly 400 years.
Jupiter and Saturn's "Great Conjunction" is a noteworthy event, but on the morning of March 25, 185 BC, an even grander planetary gathering greeted Babylonian sky watchers
Astronomers have spotted a surprising number of quasars with jets launched within a couple of decades.
Thousands of stars that once belonged to an ancient galaxy are inside our own.
The predawn operation to recover the Hayabusa 2 sample-return capsule in the Australian Outback was a success.
Astronomers have released a new, extremely detailed three-dimensional census of our Milky Way galaxy.
China's Chang’e-5 ascent vehicle has departed Oceanus Procellarum with pieces of lunar soil after a lightning-quick sample collection.