The Battle Over a Telescope on Hawaii's Sacred Mountain Is Just Beginning
Native Hawaiians are protesting the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. Where do we go from here?
Astronomers Discover Rare Kilometer-Sized Object in Outer Solar System
“We didn't even have enough money to build a second dome to protect our second telescope! Yet we still managed to make a discovery that is impossible for the big projects.”
A Meteorite Crashed Into the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'
It was the first time an impact has been captured on film during a total lunar eclipse.
The Government Shutdown Has Grounded NASA’s Only Flying Telescope
SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is an observatory built onto a Boeing 747, but the government shutdown has stopped it from flying.
Scientists Want to Monitor Space Debris from Warming Russian Arctic
A MIPT team is building prototype observatories over the coming weeks in Amderma, Nenets Autonomous Region.
Aliens Might Notice Us if We Shot a Giant Laser at Them, Study Says
Two emerging technologies could be combined to produce a powerful infrared signal that could be spotted from distant planets, according to research in The Astrophysical Journal.
Thirty Meter Telescope Permitted on Sacred Volcano, Rules Hawaii Supreme Court
After years of litigation, the Court issued a 4-1 ruling reinstating a permit to build the massive observatory on Mauna Kea’s summit.
Scientists Find 'Super-Earth' In Star System From 'Star Trek'
Like Spock's home world Vulcan, this newly discovered exoplanet orbits the 40 Eridani triple star system.
People Seeing the Moon Up Close for the First Time Is a Dose of Good Vibes
Filmmaker and space lover Wylie Overstreet took his telescope onto the streets of Los Angeles to show strangers the moon, then captured their reactions on film.
A US Satellite Took These Beautiful Black-and-White Photographs of Mars
Space lovers rejoice with ‘This Is Mars’ photo book.
Here’s Our First View of TRAPPIST-1, the Alien Solar System With Earth-Sized Planets
Super pixellated, but still amazing.
Start Rolling Your Blunts: Spherical Planetarium Videos Are Here
Pair these videos with some spacedub made from ripples in the curvature of spacetime, and send your mind to the stars.