NASA is working on a new space-based telescope that is 2,000 times more sensitive than the Hubble. They're calling it the Advanced Technology Large Aperture Space Telescope and they say it will be capable of detecting life on Earth-like planets orbiting other stars.
Ask the Astronomer
Recent questions answered by our astronomers:
If galaxies have black holes and two such galaxies were colliding, would the two colliding galaxies form one giant black hole?
See the Space Station!
The International Space Station circumnavigates the Earth once every 90 minutes. Check out this schedule for dates and times when it passes overhead in your neighborhood. With the brightness of Jupiter, it can be seen even in big cities where light pollution is high.
Top 10 Reasons You Miss the Perseids Meteor Showers
Astronomer Bill offers a humorous and informative account of the art of meteor shower watching.