NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) just upgraded the software it uses to assess potentially hazardous asteroids
Learn about skywatching, astronomy, star gazing, and comets in the night sky at space.com. View astrophotography and images of celestial bodies.
Skywatchers in the Western Hemisphere may see a fuel dump from a satellite that launched earlier today on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
Watch the sun set from a particularly dark patch of Earth and you may spot a triangle of what scientists call zodiacal light extending from where our star passed below the horizon.
You can watch a nearly mile-wide asteroid make its closest Earth approach for the next 200 years today. Here's how.
The full Wolf Moon rises tonight (Jan. 17) at 6:48 p.m. EST (1148 GMT), marking the first full moon of the New Year.
Review A serious 70-200mm for anyone who demands the best image quality and is willing to pay. It’s worth every cent.
The full moon of January, known as the Full Wolf Moon, arrives Monday, Jan. 17, at 6:48 p.m. EST (1148 GMT).
Reference Find out how track the International Space Station from Earth and see where it is right now.
The planet Mercury, typically hard to spot for skywatchers, will be at its greatest distance from the sun in our sky Friday (Jan. 7).
REFERENCE Learn all about the northern lights, including the science behind their colors, the display's ancient history and how to see the phenomenon.
NASA's Earth Observatory has released a photo of a crescent moon above an orbital sunset taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station.
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year between July and August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. This year's peak will be Aug. 11 to 12.
A meteor hurtling through Earth's atmosphere exploded over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on New Year's Day (Jan. 1).
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2021, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.
Comet Leonard shines brightly in images captured by a small Chinese satellite on the backdrop of aurora and passing meteors.