Mars is passing the Pleiades. Sirius and Canis Major take over the early-evening meridian from Orion. And low in the dawn, Jupiter closes in on Mercury.
Now, there's more evidence that astronomers have found the pulsar at the heart of Supernova 1987A. Plus, a new stunning image of Venus.
The images from five Brazilian amateur astronomers have captured Hubble-level details in galaxies, laying the ground for future work in understanding their histories. Want to join the fun?
A single high-energy neutrino may shed light on a star being swallowed by a supermassive black hole some 690 million light-years away.
NASA’s Perseverance rover is providing us with amazing views of its new home., including an amazing video of the sky-crane descent.
A higher mass for Cygnus X-1, the first black hole to be discovered, challenges ideas about the evolution of massive stars.
Scientists have made a new and improved map of possible water-ice reservoirs on Mars.
NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to land on Mars tomorrow in a complex but well-tested procedure — its very own "seven minutes of terror."
Astronomers are starting to understand why the dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way are aligned along a plane.
This week in astronomy news, astronomers found planet-eating white dwarfs, a cluster of black holes, and a "farfarout" object that's now the most distant known in the solar system.
Two studies of the Martian atmosphere are changing the way we think about its current climate and its ancient past.