The Geminids come from an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how it sheds enough debris to produce the bright meteor shower.
Perseus is one of the largest constellations and is home to one of the most famous stars in our sky.
The Leonids take place every year in November. Once a generation, it is possible for a storm of meteors to occur with a peak of about 1,000 an hour – or even more.
McDonald Observatory, in West Texas, represents eight decades of progress in telescope technology and offers an extensive menu of public programs.
Flying at the very tip-top of Earth's atmosphere, SOFIA has almost as clear a view as space-based telescopes.
The Yerkes Observatory is more than 120 years old and is most known for contributing to discoveries about stellar motion and cartography.
Home to the largest fully steerable telescope in the world, Green Bank Observatory has a long history of leading the world in radio astronomy.
When the UAE president announced that his country would make a satellite to study Mars' atmosphere in unparalleled detail, he set an unprecedented goal for the Arab world.
It's been a great, enormous storm for more than a 100 years. But will Jupiter's Great Red Spot last much longer?
Alexei Leonov was the first person to leave the relative safety of his spacecraft and experience the silence of space.
There used to be nine planets. Now there are eight, or maybe there are nine after all. Whichever you prefer, here is a list of them in the order they appear in the solar system.
The forces and interactions we see and experience every day seem infinite. But they all stem from just four fundamental forces of nature.
If you could journey through the cosmos' most monstrous objects, what tales — if any — would you be able to tell?