Four stars in the night sky have been formally recognised by their Australian Aboriginal names.
There's nothing an astronomer – whether professional or amateur – loves more than a clear dark night sky away from the city lights. Outside the glare and glow and cloud cover that most of us experience every day, the ...
A giant chunk of central Idaho with a dazzling night sky has become the nation's first International Dark Sky Reserve.
With the release of an updated mobile operating system earlier this month, Apple's new augmented reality platform is ready for take-off.
Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the Earth's atmosphere and scattering in the Indian Ocean.
Almost 50 years after it was first predicted that rapidly rotating stars would emit polarised light, a UNSW Sydney-led team of scientists has succeeded in observing the phenomenon for the first time.
Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way.
A new test to show the properties of biologically important enzymes could help to streamline development of new treatments.
Will we soon see a new bright "star" visiting our evening skies? The crowd-funded Mayak CubeSat was launched along with 72 other satellites aboard a Russian Soyuz Rocket on July 14, 2017.
Insects navigate in much the same way that ancient humans did: using the sky. Their primary cue is the position of the sun, but insects can also detect properties of skylight (the blue light scattered by the upper atmosphere) ...