20 November 2013, 05:55 AM ET
See spectacular photos of the Nov. 19, 2013 night launch of a Minotaur 1 rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., as seen by skywatchers along the U.S. East Coast.
19 November 2013, 08:20 PM ET
A rocket blasted 29 satellites into orbit Tuesday in a record-setting night launch that lit up the sky across the East Coast. The ORS-3 mission lifted off atop a Minotaur 1 rocket at 8:15 p.m. EST from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
19 November 2013, 11:35 AM ET
The planet Mercury is known in some circles as the "elusive planet," but over the next two weeks, skywatchers will have an excellent opportunity to see Mercury in the early morning dawn sky.
19 November 2013, 10:00 AM ET
See amazing photos of the sun during the peak of solar activity in 2013.
19 November 2013, 07:12 AM ET
The photo, taken with the TRAPPIST instrument at the European Southern Observatory's La Silla Observatory in Chile, shows Comet ISON streaking through space in the early hours of Nov. 15, a brilliant blue cloud of material surrounding its core.
19 November 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The United States Air Force plans to blast nearly 30 satellites into orbit tonight in a record-setting launch that should be visible from a large stretch of the U.S. East Coast, weather permitting. The launch window opens at 7:30 p.m. EST.
18 November 2013, 05:40 PM ET
In a six-minute flight, the FORTIS experiment plans to take a quick look at Comet ISON melting as it approaches the sun. The flight could take place as early as Nov. 19.
18 November 2013, 04:47 PM ET
Veteran night sky photographer Chad Powell captured this beautiful image, which he aptly calls 'Too Many Stars To Count,' on Oct. 4. See how Powell captured the amazing night sky photo here.
18 November 2013, 02:20 PM ET
Amateur astrophotographer Mike Hankey captured some stunning photos showing his experience observing Comet ISON since the icy wanderer became visible to him in September.
18 November 2013, 12:23 AM ET
An Orbital Sciences Minotaur 1 rocket will launch from Wallops Island, Va., on Nov. 19 filled with satellites for the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and other agencies. It will be visible across a wide swath of the U.S. East Coast.
18 November 2013, 12:18 AM ET
NASA and the U.S. military will launch a record payload of 29 satellites from a Virginia spaceport Tuesday night (Nov. 19) on a mission that could create a spectacular sight for skywatchers along the U.S. East Coast, weather permitting.
17 November 2013, 07:30 AM ET
NASA's MESSENGER probe will watch as comets Encke and ISON cruise by Mercury on Monday and Tuesday. The back-to-back close passes offer a golden opportunity to study two comets passing close to the sun, researchers say.
16 November 2013, 08:54 PM ET
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16 November 2013, 03:49 PM ET
From strange 'elephant trunk' space clouds to an unprecedented view of Saturn from space, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week for Nov. 16, 2013.
16 November 2013, 03:01 PM ET
From the Milky Way glowing over a fiery Hawaiian volcano to beautiful images featuring the Milky Way over a touching Tribute Hike for a fallen soldier, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and SPACE.com readers.
16 November 2013, 09:42 AM ET
The annual Leonid meteor shower of 2013 peaks overnight Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 16 and 17) and you can watch the 'shooting stars' display live online courtesy of NASA and the online community telescope Slooh. Here's how to watch.
16 November 2013, 12:18 AM ET
Each year around Nov. 17-18 the Leonid meteor shower peaks, offering up several shooting stars an hour. In some years there are dramatic bursts in which many meteors rain down every minute. Learn what's behind this fickle show.
15 November 2013, 04:26 PM ET
Headlamps on the ground on the Milky Way shine in a new photo taken by a stargazer. Colorado-based freelance photographer Jeff Warner recently sent SPACE.com two beautiful images featuring the Milky Way over Loveland Pass, Colo.
15 November 2013, 03:19 PM ET
A NASA probe in orbit around Mercury spotted and photographed two comets set for close brushes with the sun this month.
15 November 2013, 11:26 AM ET
The bright moon may interfere with the Leonid meteor shower peak this weekend, but it might still be worth looking up for the annual November shower. Here's how to see the 2013 Leonids, which peak overnight on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 16 and 17).
15 November 2013, 09:40 AM ET
The anticipation is building for Comet ISON's potentially dazzling night sky show this month and a new mobile app promises to help skywatchers spot the comet with telescopes, binoculars and their own eyes.
15 November 2013, 07:23 AM ET
Photographer Quek ZongYe of Singapore took this amazing photo of the Milky Way Galaxy over a fiery Hawaii's fiery Halema'uma'u Crater. See how he did it here.
14 November 2013, 09:54 PM ET
The Maui Space Surveillance Complex is located 10,000 feet above sea level on top of Haleakala (a dormant volcano). It houses several telescopes that track satellites and space debris. Airman magazine created this stunning time-lapse.
14 November 2013, 05:21 PM ET
Astrophotographer Brian Davis has captured a spectacular view of the Orion Nebula from a driveway in South Carolina. See the amazing Orion Nebula view and a second treat, the Running Man Nebula, as seen by Davis' telescope.
14 November 2013, 01:54 PM ET
Comet ISON is now visible to the naked eye according to many observers. With just two weeks to go before it literally grazes the surface of the sun, the possible 'comet of the century,' Comet ISON has suddenly brightened.
14 November 2013, 01:41 PM ET
On 11 November 2013, Justin Ng (justinngphoto.com) captured imagery of the comets in the night sky. Comet's C/2012 S1 (ISON) now has 2 long tails and C/2013 R1 (LOVEJOY) is gradually brightening.
14 November 2013, 12:49 PM ET
Three comets are putting on a show for sky watchers in 2013: Pan-STARRS, Lemmon and ISON.
14 November 2013, 07:01 AM ET
The potentially incredible Comet ISON has a companion in the morning sky. The morning sky currently plays host to a newly discovered comet, which is at the present moment is actually higher in the sky, noticeably brighter and easier to see than the most-b
14 November 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Comet ISON will skim just 730,000 miles above the solar surface on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28). If ISON survives this plunge, the icy wanderer could put on quite a show in the ensuing weeks, becoming visible to the naked eye throughout much of December.
13 November 2013, 05:18 PM ET
This week in the hour before sunrise early morning stargazers will get a double treat: the planet Mercury and two special comets.
13 November 2013, 07:01 AM ET
Comet ISON is already visible in binoculars now and could put on a great show next month if it survives its close solar flyby on Nov. 28. Here's a rundown of the best instruments for viewing the incoming sungrazer.
12 November 2013, 11:55 PM ET
Achernar, the ninth-brightest star, is a binary system, with one of the stars rotating extremely quickly.