The European Space agency on Thursday launched a new telescope set to map a billion stars.
The space probe Gaia has been surveying our Milky Way for four years. Now, ESA officials have presented the most complete star catalog ever published. But it doesn't hold a candle to what'll come in 2024.
It might not be any bigger than your own refrigerator, but the TESS telescope will deliver the stuff of your wildest sci-fi fantasies: Earth-sized planets by the hundreds, and all in the next two years.
Western science worships cycles. And to some there's no clearer indication of our obsession than the approaching total eclipse on August 21. DW talks to eclipses chaser and astronomer Professor Anthony Aveni.
Vera Rubin, an astronomer whose groundbreaking work on galaxy rotations helped find evidence of dark matter, has died at age 88. Throughout her career, Rubin fiercely advocated for women's equality in the sciences.
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