Mary Beth Griggs
at 15:19 PM Feb 5 2018

Powerful, influential figures exert a irresistible pull, gathering an entourage around them. It's a pattern that repeats on celestial levels. Our planet has the moon, but also a host of other artificial satellites that we've used to boost Earth's follower count. The sun has planets, moons, asteroids, and comets. But neither can compare to galaxies like our Milky Way, which not only hosts hundreds of billions of stars but also has additional satellites, entire dwarf galaxies that chill in our galaxy's neighborhood.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:34 AM Aug 10 2016

There's going to be an amazing show visible all over the world this week, and it's not the Olympics.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 13:05 PM Jul 28 2016

Some pictures are worth 1,000 words, but others are so out of this world that they will leave you speechless.

Staff
at 12:32 PM Jun 27 2016

Melbourne is set to host the Final Frontier Festival, an celebration of all things space, for space enthusiasts of all ages.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 11:40 AM Jun 17 2016

In a paper published this week in Nature Communications researchers provide an interesting tale about the fossilized remains of an meteorite that hit the Earth long before dinosaurs ever existed. They propose that it is the only known remnant of an ancient asteroid that collided with another asteroid deep in space.

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:15 AM Mar 22 2016

Talk about a big bang. In the animation above, you can see a star exploding. Though the animation is an artist's interpretation of the event, it is based on real data collected by NASA's Kepler telescope, which has been scanning wide swaths of the sky looking for rare events like this one.

Sarah Fecht
at 10:13 AM Mar 22 2016

When it's finished being built, the European Extremely Large Telescope will be the world's largest optical telescope. The bad news is, it won't see the light of day (or stars, rather) until 2024 or later. But the good news is that you can build your own right now.

 
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