New imagery pinpoints the spot where a baby planet is forming around the young star AB Aurigae, which lies 520 light-years from Earth.
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Even if you're stuck indoors during the pandemic, you can still catch May's full moon, also known as the flower moon.
The alleged exoplanet Fomalhaut b was discovered in 2004 and disappeared in 2014. Astronomers now say it was never a planet to begin with.
An exoplanet may be shaped like an American football due to the mighty gravitational forces it experiences close to its star, a new study finds.
Buried inside data Voyager 2 gathered at Uranus more than 30 years ago is the signature of a massive bubble that may have stolen a blob of the planet's gassy atmosphere.
Chemicals in ancient ocean rocks hint that 3.2 billion years ago, the surface of a baby Earth was continent-free and covered by a global ocean.
Why isn't there an endless variety of planets in the universe? An astrophysicist explains why planets only come in two flavors.
For the first time ever, astronomers have spotted evidence of a planet circling a superdense stellar corpse known as a white dwarf, a new study reports.
The tiny planet Mercury will be visible from Earth as it moves across the sun, in an event known as a transit.
Beyond the outer edge of the solar system, mysterious, unknown worlds await by the thousands. Astronomers can now finally find these exoplanets. But will we find another Earth?
Two Earth-like exoplanets appear to have smashed into each other in a distant solar system, and the cosmic carnage is only getting worse.
The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists for unraveling the structure and history of the universe and for changing our perspective of Earth’s place in it.
It probably isn't a black hole, if it exists at all. But two physicists think we should check to see if it's a black hole anyway.
Venus, our solar system's broiling, radiation-bombarded, sulfuric-acid-raining, toxic hellscape of a planet, may once have been quite nice, actually.
Often, when we don't have an immediate explanation for something strange in space, some people blame aliens. But better explanations usually come along in time.
Powerful storms have erupted on Jupiter, and they're screwing up the planet's beautiful belts of white and color.