Will Mars soon be hidden under a veil of dust? Let's hope not. We explore the current storm and the planet's upcoming close opposition.
If you like sunrises and sunsets, look for the green flash, a phenomenon that happens more often that you think.
Quality monochrome (black-and-white) images are a much easier route to early success in astrophotography — find out how to get started.
Astronomers have watched the growth of a jet fueled by a shredded star.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has entered a new and final orbit that will take it less than 30 miles above the surface of asteroid Ceres.
A new study sheds light on an old mystery surrounding anomalous readings from the Apollo landing sites.
Hoping for faster-than-light travel? Wormholes aren't the paths you're looking for.
Astronomers have discovered three more red, dusty objects near the Milky Way’s central black hole that could be merged stars.
The Great Hercules Cluster is on everyone's observing list this summer. But there's lots more to see within a stone's throw of this grand object — like 20 galaxies!
Don't look now — it's already gone! Asteroid 2018 LA screeched into Earth's atmosphere only 7 hours after its discovery to create a Sun-bright spectacle over South Africa and Botswana.
An innovative technique has allowed NASA's Curiosity Rover to resume drilling Martian rocks. But the partially successful test shows that more work remains to be done.
Vesta, the brightest asteroid, puts on one of its best shows ever in June, when it shines enough to see without optical aid.
The annual International Space Station marathon is underway with multiple passes visible each night. Here are some fun and unique ways to see and share it.
The secret to stacking images in astrophotography is increasing signal rather than just increasing the number of exposures.
A Dutch radio astronomy experiment hitched a ride today with China's relay satellite for the upcoming Chang'e 4 mission.
The Cygnus OA-9 mission launching from Wallops Island early Sunday morning could put on quite a show along the East Coast.
Human ingenuity is helping us unlock the secrets of unimaginably distant worlds — exoplanets.
A familiar light shines in the east at dusk, Venus makes a pit stop at a departing star cluster, and Comet PanSTARRS (C/2016 M1) coaxes before dawn.
A small helicopter will be the first mission to fly through the skies of Mars.
Jupiter's at opposition this week. Close and bright, it shines like a midnight version of Venus. No matter your scope, the biggest planet is always a crowd-pleaser.
The Mars Cube One mission — the first to send CubeSats into interplanetary space — will test revolutionary relay technologies as it accompanies Mars Insight to the Red Planet.
New simulation work suggests that galaxies like the Milky Way could be home to a dozen supermassive black holes.
Time travel is one of the best things about astronomy. Check out two websites that give skywatchers a more visceral sense of stellar distances and how constellations change shape across the sweep of time.
In a rare move, a sleepy cataclysmic variable blows its top and suddenly becomes a nova.
Come along for a 7-night tour of some of the Moon's most compelling features visible in small telescopes.