Multiple organizations are live-streaming the total solar eclipse from groundbased telescopes, racing Volvos, and high-altitude balloons — take a look!
A peculiar white dwarf could be what’s left after a failed supernova explosion.
Enrich the eclipse experience — especially the long, partial phases — with solar eclipse activities for kids and families.
Updated 8/16 to include Predictive Science, Inc.'s predictions. The total solar eclipse is less than three weeks away, but researchers already have a good indication of how the Sun’s corona will look when it comes into view.
Total eclipses have the power to touch us deeply and reverberate through our life in unexpected ways.
Barely visible water-ice clouds coast across Mars’s skies in new videos from the Curiosity rover.
Astronomers have used an innovative technique to discover four super-Earth-size planet candidates orbiting Tau Ceti, a Sun-like star 12 light-years away.
Astronomers have found one of the best exomoon candidates in data collected by the Kepler spacecraft.
A new study suggests that the seven-planet dwarf star could be much older than the Sun.
Totality watchers get the best show, but a far greater number of people will be in partial eclipse territory. Here's how to make the most of it.
Want to know when the eclipse begins and ends in your hometown, or what's the quickest way to the path of totality? Looking for an eclipse countdown timer? There are eclipse apps for that!
A huge, white storm is raging on Neptune, and its location is baffling astronomers. How can a storm system this large exist at the planet's equator?
Matching theory to observation often requires creative detective work. In a new study, scientists have used a clever test to reveal clues about the birth of speedy, Earth-sized planets.
We've gathered some of the best pictures of past solar eclipses, total and partial, from our online photo gallery to serve as inspiration for your eclipse photography
A new study finds that rogue planets — those floating free in the galaxy, unbound to any star — are not as plentiful as we once thought.
Two studies of distant galaxy clusters point to different mechanisms of stopping the baby boom that reigned in the early universe.
The upcoming total solar eclipse is understandably getting a lot of attention, but don't overlook the trusty Perseids. They'll be getting things warmed up Saturday night.
Here are several ideas for photographers to use when shooting the August 21st eclipse
A challenging and intensive campaign by telescope-toting teams yields big-time results on the body that the New Horizons spacecraft will fly past in 17 months.
Solar astronomers may have finally detected gravity waves in our star’s core, revealing that the Sun’s central region rotates about four times faster than the outer layers.
While millions will watch the August 21 total solar eclipse from the ground, International Space Station crew will have an amazing view high from overhead.
Wondering what you'll see during the total solar eclipse on August 21st? Use our all-sky maps to figure it out! If you’ve never seen a total solar eclipse before, you might be wondering what to expect before and after the moment of totality. We’ve already published a detailed timeline to help you prepare for the…
Two weeks before the much-awaited solar eclipse, the Moon clips Earth's umbra to create a partial lunar eclipse visible from the Eastern Hemisphere.
Astronomers have potentially detected a stratosphere in the atmosphere of a hot Jupiter.
Look for these astronomical and Earthbound phenomena during the total solar eclipse on August 21st.