Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsavainio spent 1,250 hours over the course of about 12 years creating a single image that reveals the magnificent beauty of the entire Milky Way galaxy.
Mars will be easy to spot in the night sky Friday (March 19) as it makes a close approach to the crescent moon.
Within Orion we find two immense stars, Rigel and Betelgeuse, apparently at diametrically opposite periods in a star's existence.
The singed hunk of asteroid was discovered in the driveway of a house in Winchcombe, a small town in the southwestern English county of Gloucestershire.
If you live in Vermont and heard an explosion just before dinnertime Sunday (March 7), there's a good chance that was a shockwave from an incoming meteor exploding over the state.
If you look low in the east-southeast sky at around 5:45 a.m. local time, you'll see them: the biggest planet in our solar system passing unusually close to the smallest planet in the solar system.
The Slooh online observatory will broadcast live views of the near-Earth asteroid Apophis tonight (March 5) at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT on Saturday).
At least two astronomy broadcast services plan to showcase the asteroid Apophis as it flies by Earth safely on Friday (March 5).
Our solar system's most infamous asteroid will pass by Earth on Friday (March 5), and with a high-end telescope you can watch it as it safely whizzes by our planet.
If you are perplexed by reports of unidentified aerial phenomena and possible visitations of alien spacecraft, you can take action with do-it-yourself sky-monitoring gear.
A new comet is on its way in toward the sun, with prospects that it may become bright enough to see with the unaided eye by year's end.
A fireball blazed across the skies of southern England Sunday night (Feb. 28), and it likely dropped singed hunks of cosmic rock on the countryside below.
Eight years after an asteroid exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, scientists are taking advantage of a flyby of the infamous asteroid Apophis to practice protecting Earth from space rocks.
The full moon of February, called the Snow Moon, occurs Saturday, Feb. 27, 3:17 a.m. EST (0817 GMT).
New York City's most famous building turned red overnight to celebrate NASA's Perseverance rover landing Thursday (Feb. 18).
Mars may not be ready to escape the spotlight just yet, even after receiving its third Earthly mission this month.
One astronomical term which is rarely used anymore is "combust," which refers to a celestial body that appears to be in such close proximity to the sun that it is impossible to observe.
Here is a list of common full moon names, dates and times in 2021, beginning with the "Wolf Moon" in January, to the "Cold Moon" in December.