Thursday evening (Sept. 9) will bring a lovely celestial display involving the two brightest objects in the nighttime sky.
The tiny planet Mercury will make a close approach to the crescent moon in the evening sky tonight (Sept. 8).
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Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein will be a spectacle for more than a decade to come, even though its discovery was a matter of luck.
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Venus and the bright star Spica will shine in the evening sky tonight (Sept. 5). Mercury is visible, too.
In this week's Night Sky column, we provide a potpourri of factoids concerning some of the more prominent objects appearing in the summertime sky.
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See what's up in the night sky for October 2021, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
A Russian startup is testing a technology that filters out disruptive passes of SpaceX's Starlink satellites from astronomical observations.
When scientists first spotted Comet ATLAS last year, they hoped it would be the brightest comet of the decade. Then, the icy hunk unexpectedly fell to pieces.
A rare seasonal "Blue Moon" wowed skywatchers Sunday (Aug. 22), marking the last time this type of moon will grace the sky until 2023.
Step outside around 45 minutes after sunset on Saturday evening (Aug. 21) and in a single glance you'll be able to partake in a gathering of the moon and the biggest planet of our solar system.
The full moon of August arrives Sunday (Aug. 22), after it makes a close pass to Jupiter and Saturn.
Chinese astronomers hope to establish a major observatory program on the roof of the world, the Tibetan Plateau, with new research arguing for pristine observing conditions nestled in the uplands.