Although relatively obscure, this modest display is the strongest meteor shower in late November. Moonless skies make them easier to pick ou
Dug out of a Texas field last year, the second-largest chondrite ever found in the U.S. has been donated to Texas Christian University.
Asteroseismologists delving into the Kepler mission's data trove have found a star that appears to be more spherical than any natural object.
A big, nitrogen-ice-filled basin has apparently caused Pluto's entire crust to shift over time.
For the first time, astronomers have discovered a (potential) high-energy counterpart to a fast radio burst, and also used a different burst to probe the cosmic web.
There's a good chance to catch a rocket launch at dusk on Saturday night, when an Atlas V rocket with GOES-R takes to space.
This year's display of Leonid meteors peaks on November 17th, but they'll be largely washed out thanks to strong interference from the Moon.
Much has been said and written about the Moon's proximity to Earth today. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
An innovative technique sheds new light on what doomed Britain's Beagle 2 spacecraft when it tried to land on Mars in 2003.
Three teams of astronomers used the SPHERE instrument on the Very Large Telescope to image protoplanetary disks around nearby stars and catch planet formation in action.
This month's full Moon will appear 16% larger in area than average. But can you tell just by looking at it? Maybe!
Astronomers have spotted a supermassive black hole in a stripped-down galaxy racing away from a near-fatal close encounter in the center of a galaxy cluster.
You won't want to miss the biggest, brightest full Moon in more than 68 years. Find out what makes this supermoon so special and how best to view it.
NASA's intrepid Mars rover gets a close-up view of a bizarrely shaped space rock that landed on the lower slope of Mount Sharp.
Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest single-dish active radar telescope in the world, may be shut down or even destroyed due to funding concerns.
Thanks to two aggressive search programs, the count of near-Earth asteroids has soared past the 15,000-object milestone. (None of them are likely to hit us.)
Astronomers have imaged a third star embedded in the spiral disk around a pair of baby stars, the first direct evidence of a process of star formation known as disk fragmentation.
The gas giant is emerging in the glow of dawn sporting an tumultuous North Temperate Belt.
Mars is still hanging around, and Venus is climbing higher each evening. Download our monthly astronomy podcast to get more stargazing info.
Michelle Thaller talks with three leading scientists about black holes - how do we know they exist, where do they come from, and how can we learn more about them without going too close?
New glimpses from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and ongoing data analysis are revealing the fate of the Schiaparelli lander.
On Friday, October 28th, the waning crescent Moon and brilliant Jupiter get together for an early morning conjunction.
Astronomers have mapped neutral atomic hydrogen, which profuses the space between stars, in unprecedented detail to create a beautiful radio-wavelength portrait of the Milky Way.
A nova in Sagittarius, discovered a few nights ago by a Japanese amateur, has become bright enough to see in binoculars.
Keep your eye on the northern sky. Auroras are in the forecast for the next couple nights courtesy of a "hole" in the Sun's corona.