Late June offers a grab bag of clusters and nebulae "lined up" at the midnight hour. Time your southern deep-sky viewing with meridian passage and you'll be a happy camper.
A modest proposal: the golden spike that marked the beginning of the Anthropocene was the first lunar landing in Mare Tranquilitatis.
A recently discovered asteroid plays leapfrog with Earth as they both orbit around the Sun.
Take a trip down the rabbit hole to the weird and weighty world of planet-sized white dwarf stars.
An innovative new meteor detection network will engage researchers and the public in a search for space rocks.
Celebrate the June 20th solstice, when the Sun and the full Strawberry Moon combine their powers to illuminate both day and night.
First science results from ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission exceed expectations, with five times the sensitivity. This result paves the way for a future full-scale gravitational wave observatory in space.
Supernovae are popping up everywhere! Two stars flamed out millions of years ago and at least one is an easy catch right now in amateur telescopes.
ISS astronauts are reviving our passion for space travel in novel ways.
It's showtime for the King of the Rings! Time to get your telescope out to see and share Saturn, which comes to opposition this week.
Antares and Betelgeuse may be colossal stars, but we take it to the next level of stellar monstrosity with a visit to UY Scuti, a star that makes our Sun seem no bigger than a pinpoint.
The orbiting science laboratory begins a series of marathon passes this week that favor the northern hemisphere.
Let Mars be your guide to no fewer than 15 diverse and delightful double stars that pepper its path through Scorpius and Libra this opposition season.
The European Space Agency is opting to send its first rover to the Red Planet two years later than originally planned.
An old friend from winter returns for an encore in the morning sky. Already visible in binoculars, Comet PanSTARRS (C/2013 X1) may reach naked-eye visibility in June.
Mind your elders the next clear night and pay a visit to some of Spring's biggest and most ancient planetary nebulae.
Russia's Mikhailo Lomonosov observatory takes to the skies on the hunt for gamma-ray bursts, cosmic rays, and near-Earth asteroids.
Planning a sidewalk stargazing event? Here are a few suggestions to make sure people walk away smiling.
The Japanese space agency JAXA has released a timeline covering the Hitomi space observatory's failure last month. Salvage efforts continue but recovery appears unlikely.
The recurrent nova T Coronae Borealis last made a splash just after World War II. Does its current restive state hint at an imminent outburst?
With astronomy being celebrated around the globe this month, join the fun by participating in a unique lunar observing challenge: track down 20 features once thought to show evidence of change from weather, geology, and even life.
With the Moon finally put to bed and Comet 252P still bright, there's no better time than now to see it. Nearby Mars and Saturn only sweeten the deal.
Modern security threats have brought back an old method — celestial navigation — to help U.S. Navy sailors navigate the high seas.
Hidden within the subtle hues of the stars are the keys to their temperatures and compositions. Get acquainted with the classic OBAFGKM spectral sequence through real stars you can see on a spring night.
Ground controllers are scrambling to recover the Hitomi satellite from a mysterious 'debris anomaly' over the past weekend.