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Swirling galaxy NGC 3895 would not look out of place on a coffee made by a starry-eyed barista.
Hubble Grabs a Stellar Latte
Astronomers using the Chandra X-ray Observatory spotted a black hole hurling hot material into space at close to the speed of light.
Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are finding planets have a tough time forming in the crowded Westerlund 2 star cluster.
In Planet Formation, It's Location, Location, Location
Ice-blue clouds are drifting over the Arctic and that means noctilucent cloud season is here.
NASA's AIM Spots First Arctic Noctilucent Clouds of the Season
Recently discovered object 2019 LD2, originally believed to be the first cometary “Jupiter Trojan” asteroid, turned out to be an interloper comet masquerading as a member of the Trojan population.
UPDATE: Astronomers recategorize asteroid-like comet detected by ATLAS telescope
One of fiction's best-known detectives will soon be represented on Mars. Meet SHERLOC, an instrument on the Perseverance rover.
The Detective Aboard NASA's Perseverance Rover
The currents play a fundamental role in the atmospheric loss that transformed Mars from a world that could have supported life into an inhospitable desert.
MAVEN Maps Electric Currents around Mars that are Fundamental to Atmospheric Loss
The Japanese cargo spacecraft will remain at the International Space Station for two months.
Japan's Resupply Ship Installed on Station's Harmony Module
Unlike a spiral or elliptical galaxy, the galaxy KK 246 looks like glitter spilled across a black velvet sheet.
Hubble Sees Stellar Glitter in a Cosmic Void
A new era in human spaceflight begins as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil.
NASA, SpaceX Launch First Astronauts to Space Station from U.S. Since 2011
What can asteroids tell us about the early solar system? The James Webb Space Telescope will help unravel these mysteries.
NASA's Webb Will Study the ‘Building Blocks' of Our Solar System
This enhanced-color image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures the striking cloud bands of Jupiter’s southern latitudes.
Jupiter's Racing Stripes