Here's what we know so far about the fate European Space Agency's Schiaparelli mission.
Engineers have decided to keep the Jupiter probe, Juno, in its current orbit until an issue with its engine can be addressed.
The annual Orionid meteor shower is active all week, peaking Friday morning October 21st. If you're up before dawn, you might just see these Halley's Comet castoffs come to life.
The innovative joint European Space Agency/Roscosmos Schiaparelli lander begins its three day solo journey to the Martian surface this weekend.
The famous variable star Delta Cephei unlocks a box deep-sky treasures in a little-visited corner of Cepheus, the King.
At 2.5 million light-years away, you might think it's impossible to see individual stars in the Andromeda Galaxy. Let its largest star cloud, NGC 206, show you the way.
Can you shoot deep-sky objects from your backyard? That depends - how much time do you have?
The historic mission to explore a comet ends in dramatic fashion on September 30th.
Early risers get a triple treat this week and next: a ravishing dawn Moon, an excellent apparition of Mercury, and a hint of Halloween in the ghostly zodiacal light.
China recently unveiled FAST, the world's largest single dish radio telescope.
A stunning double star, Albireo is also a bit of an enigma. Is it a true binary or the result of a chance alignment?
A team in Argentina unearths a spectacular space rock, possibly the world's third largest single find.
In an age when UFO sightings are rife, we look at other possibilities that may help to explain the strange apparitions many see.
NASA's Osiris-REX spacecraft launched successfully from Cape Canaveral on September 8th and is headed to asteroid Bennu for a dramatic sample return mission.
With this week's waxing Moon, we set off to explore its volcanic past with a look at a dozen intriguing lunar domes.
On August 27th, NASA's Juno made its closest pass to the giant planet — here's what we learned.
You can't get rid of noise in your astrophotographs, but you can reduce its impact with more signal.
Throw open the door and welcome back Orion at dawn. The Hunter's return brings relief from the heat and gives us a fresh shot at exploring untouched winter deep-sky objects in comfort.
It’s easy, but wrong, to take for granted a mission that’s still going strong after a decade.
Bees see polarized light and use it to navigate to honey. Learn how you can use it to crack the Egg Nebula.
Feared lost for almost two years, NASA's Stereo B solar observatory is now back in (tentative) contact with mission control.
The discovery of trans-Neptunian object 2011 KT19 in a strange orbit deepens a key mystery in the outer solar system.
The intriguing Palomar globular clusters will challenge observers with modest to large telescopes, while providing a satisfying ramble around the galactic halo.
Make a connection to a time when stars were used to track seasons and predict natural events by watching the heliacal rising of Sirius.
JAXA and NASA are looking at the possibility of replacing the dead Hitomi X-ray observatory, with a potential launch around 2020.