Professional and amateur astronomers will unite this August, taking part in several crowdsourced science projects to get the most out of the solar eclipse that will dazzle the US.
As NASA's Saturn mission skims the gas giant's rings, it's seeing incredible detail in the interactions between ring particles and a tiny moon's gravity.
The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter.
The unusual agreement could act as insurance for NASA's access to the International Space Station should commercial launches be delayed.
And the highest economic fallout would impact regions outside the blackout zone.
The sedimentary rock, called "Old Soaker" by the Mars rover team, was likely once part of a lake bed three billion years ago.
Two billion light-years away, two galaxies have collided and a supermassive black hole has been seen deep inside the collision, blasting a funnel of energetic particles into space.
Before Elon Musk's private spaceflight company can use its rockets to transport NASA astronauts into space in 2018, it has a lot of work to do.
The generation of NASA astronauts who traveled beyond Earth orbit is now in their 80s.
The 6,200-mile-long structure was observed by Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft and is believed to be created by mountains on the surface of Venus.