One of the most colorful wonders of the summer sky in the Northern Hemisphere, especially for deep-sky photographers, is the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex.
The full moon of September 2019 also carries the title of the Harvest Moon for those living in the Northern Hemisphere.
Astronomers took the first multicolor images of a potentially interstellar comet, and it looks spectacular.
It's always nice to see old friends, and NASA's asteroid-monitoring team has a busy schedule this weekend (Sept. 13 and 14) doing just that.
At first, it was just another bright, fuzzy speck in the sky. But it may turn out to be something much more exciting: the second known object to hurtle through our solar system after leaving another.
Step outside this week as soon as darkness falls and look directly overhead, and you will see the famous and very distinctive trio of bright stars collectively known as The Summer Triangle.
The full "Harvest Moon" occurs Sept. 14, at 12:33 a.m. EDT (0433 GMT), a day after it reaches apogee, the farthest point from Earth in its orbit.
This week is a great time to see the solar system's outermost gas giant planet, if you have a telescope and a little patience.
It was only a matter of time: Amateur sleuths think they've tracked down the satellite that took a high-resolution image of the aftermath of an Iranian missile disaster.
If the sky is clear, you're in for a treat. The solar system's biggest planet — Jupiter — will nestle close to Earth's moon tonight (Sept. 5) for U.S. skywatchers.
In this week's evening sky, four small, faint constellations spread out near and within the Summer Triangle can be seen.
Auroras offer a wonderful variety of colors and phantasmagoric shapes. A vertical panorama seems to reveal one of these epic moments, with the incredible shape of a bird flying with a running rabbit.
Here's a pair of constellations that easily slithers out of the grasp of a beginning skywatcher: Ophiuchus, the serpent-bearer, and his snake.
The drama of a total solar eclipse has astonished countless astronomers and amateurs, but few have channeled that astonishment as beautifully as artist Carol Prusa.
Just before dawn today (Aug. 21), skywatchers will be able to spot both Uranus and the waning gibbous moon.
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