A night-sky photo features a lonely stargazer admiring the beautiful constellation of Orion, the hunter — and it's strangely dimming star Betelgeuse.
The more astronomers consider the advent of satellite megaconstellations, the more anxious they get.
This deep-space image shows the Heart and Soul nebulas shining brightly in reddish hues from energized hydrogen.
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
The Dipper is more than just a bright and familiar star pattern. It's a compass, a clock, a calendar and a ruler all rolled into one!
One of the brightest stars you'll see in the sky these days is Betelgeuse, whose red tones provide a fun skywatching target in February.
It's some next-level skywatching: Scientists are using images captured by NASA's InSight lander to look for meteors on Mars.
Where should you go to get the best look at the dancing, dazzling display known as the aurora borealis?
The full moon of February, called the Snow Moon, occurs Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2:33 a.m. EST (0733 GMT).
See what's up in the night sky for February 2020, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
Find out what's up in your night sky during February 2020 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
Mercury is often cited as the most difficult of the naked-eye planets to see due its proximity to the sun, but there are times during the year when Mercury can be surprisingly easy to spot.
The potential (but unlikely) collision of two old satellites will be visible in the eastern U.S. today (Jan. 29) at at 6:39 p.m. EST. Here's how to see it.
Tonight (Jan. 28), you can catch the crescent moon make a close approach to Venus in the evening sky.
In January, the moon will make a close approach to several planets both before and after it enters its new phase on Jan. 24, offering some fine photo opportunities in a bright winter sky.
Christened for months as "The Comet of the Century," Comet Kohoutek never came remotely close to living up to expectations.
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