24 May 2014, 10:43 AM ET
The new Camelopardalid meteor shower caused by Comet 209P/LINEAR gave stargazers a treat overnight on May 23 and 24, 2014. See photos of the rare Camelopardalid meteor shower by stargazers in this Space.com gallery.
24 May 2014, 08:56 AM ET
A new meteor shower sparked some celestial fireworks late Friday and early Saturday (May 23-24), thrilling stargazers across North America even though it did not reach spectacular 'meteor storm' levels. See photos and videos of the Camelopardalid meteors.
24 May 2014, 08:07 AM ET
NASA camera at Allegheny Observatory near Pittsburgh, PA recorded the meteor burn up. Its ending altitude was 48 miles. Its brightness registered at a magnitude-3 (Jupiter brightness).
24 May 2014, 07:02 AM ET
Slooh.com captured and time-lapsed the Camelopardalids Meteor Shower producing comet. Their broadcast from the Canary Islands supplied the footage.
24 May 2014, 02:51 AM ET
Comet Lovejoy's fleeting visit inspired many.
23 May 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Thomas O'Brien (www.tmophoto.com) compiled his Perseid, Geminid and Leonid meteor shower collections into 2+ minutes of wonder. His blog post outlines 10 tips for photographing meteor shower.
23 May 2014, 03:33 PM ET
North America might be treated to a spectacular new meteor shower tonight. What should you look for in a viewing spot? You really just need three things: clear weather, darkness and broad view of the sky.
23 May 2014, 03:28 PM ET
Looking low toward the east beginning at around 4:30 a.m. local daylight time, you'll see a narrow waning crescent moon, just 12 percent illuminated. Situated about 2 degrees below and to its left will be the brilliant planet Venus.
23 May 2014, 01:12 PM ET
In 2011 and 2012, the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center's Peter Jenniskens filmed meteors that flew in a similar orbit as Comet 209P/LINEAR.
23 May 2014, 01:09 PM ET
If you’re hoping to get a view of tonight’s highly anticipated new meteor shower, the weather will be the biggest factor. For skywatchers in the United States, the north-central part of the nation will have the best weather for viewing shooting stars.
23 May 2014, 08:28 AM ET
A new meteor shower from the Comet 209P/LINEAR could spark a potential meteor storm overnight tonight and Saturday (May 23 and 24), but scientists can only wait to see if it sizzles or fizzles. There are several webcasts of the meteor shower too.
22 May 2014, 05:25 PM ET
Meteor observation doesn't have to be rocket science: All you have to do is lie back in a comfortable place and look up at the sky with the naked eye.
22 May 2014, 03:44 PM ET
A new meteor shower from the Comet 209P/LINEAR could be a spectacular display tomorrow night (May 23). NASA's Bill Cooke discusses the rare Camelopardalid meteor shower on Space.com.
22 May 2014, 07:00 AM ET
NASA is enlisting amateur astronomers to hunt for killer space rocks. The space agency announced Wednesday (May 21) that it has signed a deal with the online observatory Slooh to get citizen scientists to track asteroids.
21 May 2014, 05:01 PM ET
Earth will pass through a trail of comet debris on Friday night (May 23), perhaps setting up a meteor shower of epic proportions. But experts aren't sure just what skywatchers will see.
20 May 2014, 03:07 PM ET
Even if cloudy skies or bright city lights hamper your ability to see a much-anticipated meteor shower this weekend, you can still listen to it on the radio. Meteors can reflect radio waves, which are best heard on the low end of the FM dial.
19 May 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Night sky photographer Matt Pollock captured this spellbinding photo of fireflies flickering in a field beneath the Summer Triangle and Milky Way galaxy. Here's how he did it.
19 May 2014, 08:00 AM ET
A new meteor shower that will blaze up in the early hours of Saturday morning could be spectacular, if Jupiter's gravity has shepherded particles shed by Comet 209P/LINEAR tightly together.
18 May 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Back in the early 1930s, Arcturus made the front page of every newspaper in the United States, when the star was used to symbolically link two great world fairs that were separated by a span of 40 years.
16 May 2014, 08:46 PM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
16 May 2014, 08:02 PM ET
From two neutron stars merging to Jupiter's shrinking spot, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 17, 2014.
16 May 2014, 07:24 PM ET
From the moon occulting Saturn to the earthgrazer meteor, don't miss these spectacular objects to watch in the night sky.
16 May 2014, 04:40 PM ET
A rare meteor storm, or especially intense meteor shower, could happen if a particular comet was active hundreds of years ago. See how such meteor storms work in this Space.com infographic on 'shooting stars.'
16 May 2014, 03:35 PM ET
A rare, long-lasting fireball streaked through the skies of the southeastern the United States Thursday night (May 15), putting on a show for stargazers lucky enough to see it from the ground.
16 May 2014, 11:58 AM ET
A basketball-sized Earthgrazer meteor, not part of any meteor shower, entered Earth's atmosphere at 78,000 mph above Columbia, South Carolina and burned up just north of Chattanooga, Tennessee. It traveled a total of 290 miles.
14 May 2014, 07:30 AM ET
If you go out tonight (May 14) about half an hour after sunset and have clear weather, you will see a number of bright objects in the sky. The brightest of these celestial lights are four of five planets visible to the naked eye this month.
13 May 2014, 11:57 PM ET
The May full moon will rise on Wednesday (May 14), giving stargazers with clear skies in Australia and New Zealand a special treat: a view of Saturn slipping behind the moon. Here's how to see it.
13 May 2014, 11:30 AM ET
Comets PanSTARRS and LINEAR are streaking through the night sky this month, and both should be visible through binoculars or a small telescope, experts say. Comet LINEAR may also spawn a spectacular meteor shower on May 23-24.
12 May 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Saturn will shine bright near the nearly full moon on Tuesday (May 13), just days after the ringed planet reached opposition, its best show of 2014. Here's how to see Saturn near the moon.
12 May 2014, 06:50 AM ET
A new meteor shower spawned by a comet is due to light up the sky next week, with some forecasters predicting up to 200 'shooting stars' per hour, a potentially spectacular opening act for the meteor display.
11 May 2014, 11:26 AM ET
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
10 May 2014, 01:11 PM ET
From a brilliant image of the Flame Nebula to magnetic 'fingerprints' of the Milky Way, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for May 10, 2014.