The night sky is filled spectacular cosmic treasures, from the moon and other planets to distant stars and galaxies. See amazing pictures of the night sky as seen by veteran observers and amateur astronomers here.
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The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most famous annual "shooting star" displays, reached its peak activity this week, putting on a spectacular show for skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere.
Skywatchers the world over are buzzing about Comet NEOWISE, the first easily-visible comet to appear in years. Your favorite mobile astronomy app can tell you when, where and how to look for it.
Are you excited to spot Comet NEOWISE as it pops into view in the night sky? Do you want to try your hand at photographing the cosmic snowball?
An astrophotography competition run by London's Royal Observatory Greenwich, announces a shortlist of exceptional images for its 2020 contest.
NASA's Jupiter-orbiting Juno probe has captured gorgeous imagery of a storm that recently cropped up on the giant planet.
Astronauts caught a stunning natural light show this weekend from a comet that has been dazzling skywatchers on Earth as well.
The rare zodiacal light zodiacal light beams up at the Milky Way in this photo captured from Portugal's new "starlight tourism" destination.
This dreamy night-sky photo features a golden full moon rising above the landscape of Alandroal, Portugal, in Dark Sky Alqueva, the world's first "starlight tourism destination."
The sun and moon converged in a dazzling "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday (June 21), stunning skywatchers across parts of Africa, Asia and more.
Scientists aren't sure if space junk or a meteor caused a brilliant blue fireball seen across Western Australia.
A meteor lit up the night sky over Tennessee and neighboring states late Sunday (June 7), sparking 120 fireball sightings across 12 different nearby states and Canada.
Two of Babak Tafreshi's major astrophotography programs were canceled or postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, he told Space.com.
May's full moon, also known as the "Flower Moon," dazzled skywatchers on Thursday (May 7) as it lit up the springtime sky.
Photographer Andrew McCarthy photographed the demarcation between the moon's light and dark sides for two weeks to create this unbelievably crisp image of our satellite's Earth-side craters.