A colorful panorama that looks like the view from inside an astronaut's helmet shows the breadth of the Milky Way galaxy as it stretches across the night sky from one horizon to the other.
See what's up in the night sky for April 2019, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
This weekend, a brilliant display of planetary objects will dazzle you — if you can wake up before the sun rises.
The Red Planet makes a close approach to the blood-red moon in this photo taken during the longest total lunar eclipse of the century, on July 27, 2018.
Jupiter, the biggest planet of the solar system, will get close to the moon in the dawn sky on Wednesday (Feb. 27). Saturn and Venus will be visible as well, so here's how to take a look at them.
The Soviet Union launched the Cosmos 482 Venus probe on March 31, 1972. But the failed Venus craft is crashing back to Earth soon.
A gargantuan green dragon hisses in the sky over Iceland this month and its appearance has scientists stumped.
The second installment of this winter's trio of supermoons, sometimes nicknamed the Super Snow Moon, will peak tomorrow morning, so don't forget to step outside and look up tonight.
The world is still celebrating the historic landing on China's Chang'e-4 on the far side of the moon on January 3.
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, you'll no doubt hear the mainstream media proclaiming that on that night Earthlings will witness a "supermoon."
A colorful high-resolution mosaic of the full moon reveals slight differences in the chemical constitution of the lunar surface.
Meteors, star clusters and a naked-eye comet light up the sky over Portugal in this full-dome fisheye photo captured during the Geminid meteor shower of 2018.
Earth's shadow and the Belt of Venus loom above the horizon behind the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma in this panorama by astrophotographer Chirag Upreti.
The brilliant, blue-green comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto will zip by Earth this week, and the speedy space "snowball" is currently visible in the night sky with binoculars and small telescopes.
A deep-space panorama shows Comet 46P/Wirtanen, the Pleiades star cluster and a meteor crossing in front of the California Nebula.
Despite what you may have heard, the Valentine’s Day sky won't provide a glimpse of our impending doom. (Unless you're a star-crossed lover, of course.)
Mars and the crescent moon will team up in a delightful celestial sight tonight (Feb. 10) and NASA has some tips to help you spot the Red Planet in the night sky.