Here's a guide to SpaceX's launch schedule, other rocket missions, astronomical events of the next year, as well as milestones for spacecraft already in travel.
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) observed a comet diving directly into the sun yesterday (Aug. 15).
Viewing prospects for this year's Perseid meteor shower were not ideal, but that didn't stop the annual "shooting star" display from putting on a great show!
The annual Perseid meteor shower, one of the most highly anticipated meteor showers of the year, peaked overnight on Aug. 12-13. See photos of the spectacular "shooting star" display here!
The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight (Aug. 12), and you can watch it live here, courtesy of Slooh.
Tonight, Aug. 12, Uranus will reverse direction and begin a westward, retrograde loop that will last into mid-January, 2020.
One of the year's brightest meteor showers is about to take flight. If you face cloudy or light-polluted skies at home, however, never fear — the Perseids will also be streamed online.
The full moon of August will be in the night sky on Thursday (Aug. 15), arriving just one day after the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower and three nights after making a close pass to Saturn.
August is regarded as "meteor month" with the appearance of one of the best displays of the year: the annual performance of the Perseid meteor shower, the most famous of all meteor showers.
On Friday evening, assuming your skies are reasonably clear, you'll be able to see the moon passing near to the largest planet in the solar system: Jupiter.
The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks every August and is often the most dazzling meteor display of the year.
If there ever was a planet that I feel has gotten a bad rap for its inability to be readily observed, it would have to be Mercury, known in many circles as the "elusive planet."
On Aug. 10, an asteroid about the size of the Empire State Building will pass close by Earth, but it will not hit us.
Find out what's up in your night sky during August 2019 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.
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