Skywatching Archive
09 March 2014, 12:12 PM ET
An asteroid the size of a skyscraper will make a distant flyby of Earth this week, and you watch astronomers track the space rock tonight (March 9) in a live webcast, weather permitting. The asteroid poses no threat to Earth.
08 March 2014, 04:16 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
08 March 2014, 01:17 PM ET
From a disintegrating asteroid to space junk cleanup, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 8, 2014.
08 March 2014, 12:36 PM ET
From amazing auroras to an orange supergiant star, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
08 March 2014, 08:29 AM ET
If the skies are clear where you live on Sunday night, you'll be able to see a waxing gibbous moon shining high in the southern sky, and glowing brightly well above it will be the largest planet in our solar system: Jupiter.
08 March 2014, 08:00 AM ET
If March brings clear weather, stargazers should be able to easily spot Jupiter and the Gemini twins among the planets and spring constellations set to shine in the night sky this month.March Stargazing: Jupiter, Gemini Twins and Asteroid Flybys
07 March 2014, 04:18 PM ET
In March 1989, a sunspot unleashed a solar flare towards the Earth that caused a spectacular display of the northern lights, or aurora borealis, reaching all the way down to the Gulf Coast.
07 March 2014, 03:22 PM ET
In March 1989, a sunspot unleashed a solar flare towards the Earth that caused a spectacular display of the northern lights, or aurora borealis, reaching all the way down to the Gulf Coast.
07 March 2014, 06:47 AM ET
This series of Hubble Space Telescope photos captures a rare event in action, the breakup of asteroid P/2013 R3 as it happened in 2013 and 2014. See the amazing Hubble photos here.
06 March 2014, 02:55 PM ET
On March 6th, 2014, a meteor slammed into the Earth's atmosphere and burned up over the night skies of north central New Mexico. Thomas Ashcraft captured the sights with a his fireball camera and the sounds with a forward-scatter meteor radar.
06 March 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Green airglow shimmers atop translucent clouds as the Milky Way rises over a remote island off the northwest coast of Africa in a majestic photo recently sent to Space.com.
06 March 2014, 12:42 PM ET
As spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 zooms through the super hot gas of the Norma cluster, much of it's own gas is pulled away in a process called 'ram pressure stripping. The threads of gas left behind give birth to bright young stars, seen here in blue.
06 March 2014, 10:18 AM ET
Photos of the NASA-funded sounding rocket mission including some stunning shots of the launch—straight into an aurora over Venetie, Alaska.
06 March 2014, 10:02 AM ET
Three of NASA's top meteor and fireball experts will answer questions from the public about the science behind space rocks from the sky today in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" forum today live at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT).
06 March 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The 33-foot-wide (10 meters) near-Earth asteroid 2014 EC will come within 34,550 miles (55,600 kilometers) of Earth's surface this afternoon (March 6). You can watch the flyby here at Space.com beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET.
05 March 2014, 04:18 PM ET
Mercury, the elusive planet that orbits closest to the sun, makes an appearance this month in the dawn sky.
05 March 2014, 03:19 PM ET
Amateur astronomer Jeff Johnson of Las Cruces, N.M. captured this stunning view of the orange supergiant star Xi Cygni and the North American Nebula. See how he did it here.
05 March 2014, 02:10 PM ET
Randy Halverson (dakotalapse.com) captured the footage from April-Nov 2013 in South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. 2 Canon 5D Mark III and 1 Canon 6D cameras were used to create this compilation.
05 March 2014, 10:27 AM ET
A newfound asteroid will buzz close by Earth today (March 4), flying safely between our planet and the orbit of the moon, and you can follow the space rock encounter live online. The asteroid 2014 DX110 will zip by Earth at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT) today.
04 March 2014, 11:04 AM ET
The late astronomer Carl Sagan has inspired scientists, astronauts and the world with his work popularizing science and astronomy. See the long-lasting legacy of Sagan, an astronomy educator for the ages, in this Space.com gallery.
03 March 2014, 06:24 PM ET
A new star explosion has been discovered in the galaxy M82, the Cigar Galaxy, 12 million light-years from Earth. See amazing images of the supernova here.
03 March 2014, 04:12 PM ET
A great case in point is the constellation Orion, which currently stands high toward the south as night falls. During the summer season, our attention turns to Scorpius, the brightest of the 12 zodiacal constellations. And then there’s the lowly crab …
03 March 2014, 03:38 PM ET
Spotting Jupiter is a treat for all stargazers. For observers in the Northern Hemisphere, it is high overhead as the sky gets dark in the evening, and shines brightly most of the night, setting in the northwest around 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT).
03 March 2014, 02:56 PM ET
See some of the wildest space tech concepts, as well as technologies needed to ensure humanity's expansion across the solar system.
03 March 2014, 02:36 PM ET
The bright stars and star clusters of the constellation Gemini are on display along with post sunset sightings of Jupiter and Mars. Saturn and Venus make early morning appearances.
03 March 2014, 01:16 PM ET
See what's up in the night sky for March 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this SPACE.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
03 March 2014, 11:46 AM ET
Justin Ng (justinngphoto.com) contrast-stretched digital images to reveal the Milky Way above Singapore along with a rising Venus. The city’s many uncontrolled lights and hazy skies usually conspire to hide the cosmos.
01 March 2014, 09:20 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
01 March 2014, 12:34 PM ET
From spectacular images of NASA's GPM mission launch from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan to amazing views of Martian sand dunes, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 1, 2014.
01 March 2014, 11:36 AM ET
From a jaw-dropping stargazing adventure to Indonesia's Mount Bromo, to intense auroras grooving over several Swedish Lapland locations, don't miss these spectacular night sky images by stargazers and Space.com readers.
01 March 2014, 12:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in February 2014.
28 February 2014, 10:34 AM ET
After seeing incredible sunrise photos of Mount Bromo — an active volcano in Indonesia — I decided that it was time to pay it a visit.