Astrophotographer Josh Dury captured this spectacular image of the February full moon rising behind the Glastonbury Tor, one of the U.K.'s best known spiritual sites.
Meteors, also known as shooting stars, are pieces of dust and debris from space that burn up in Earth's atmosphere, where they can create bright streaks across the night sky. When Earth passes through the dusty trail of a comet or asteroid's orbit, the many streaks of light in the sky are known as a meteor shower. Particularly large chunks of material can create an extra-bright fireball streak, but most meteors are still small enough to entirely burn up in Earth's atmosphere. If a meteor makes it to Earth it's known as a meteorite. Before they hit atmosphere the objects are called meteoroids.
The annual meteor shower Alpha-Centaurids peaks on Wednesday (Feb. 8) as Earth passes through a cloud of debris left by an unknown comet - but only for skywatchers in the Southern Hemisphere.
Scientists have returned from Antarctica with an impressive haul of meteorites, including a near-17-pound monster.
The annual Ursae Minorid meteor shower which began on Jan. 15 peaks on Thursday, Jan. 19, with the meteors best seen when the constellation Ursa Minor is high above the horizon.
Amino acids, the building blocks of life, have been found in the nearly pristine Winchcombe meteorite.
Scientists have discovered a wealth of organic compounds within a Martian meteorite, which could help researchers discover if Mars could have hosted life.
The bright moon will interfere with the 2023 Quadrantid meteor shower this year, limiting the shooting star display.
The Quadrantid meteor shower is considered one of the best to view all year. Here's how to maximize your chances of seeing shooting stars.
It's still unclear why a Russian Soyuz spacecraft at the International Space Station sprang a leak last week, but one suspect has been ruled out: a strike by a Geminid meteor.
The Ursid meteor shower peaks tonight (Dec. 22 into the morning of Dec. 23), offering the last shooting stars of the year.
The moon will be at new moon phase on Dec. 23 when the Ursid meteor shower reaches its peak, meaning it won't provide any hindrance at all for meteor watching.
A rocky meteoroid that exploded over Canada last year was more extraordinary than it first seemed: it originated from the outer solar system, where scientists thought only icy bodies exist.
A more low-key meteor shower than the Geminids, the Ursid meteor shower begins on Saturday, Dec. 17, and last throughout the Christmas period.
One of the most spectacular showers of the year,, the Geminid meteor shower, peaked tonight and avid skywatchers all over the world were able to capture the spectacle.
The Geminid meteor shower will peak overnight tonight (Dec. 13 and Dec. 14), producing anywhere from 60 to 120 meteors per hour.
Skywatchers willing to brave the cold of mid-December can catch the peak of the Geminid meteor shower on Wednesday (Dec. 14).
The Geminid meteor shower is predicted to reach its peak before dawn next Wednesday morning (Dec. 14).
New research solves the puzzle of how amino acids formed within space rocks that bombarded Earth during the violent early epoch of the solar system.
Meteorites that fall to Earth are ancient time capsules, and scientists who merged two imaging techniques may be able to tell us if and how they brought water to Earth.
The minerals were found inside a slice of the El Ali meteorite, which was discovered in Somalia in 2020.