Hope, perseverance, and the courage of their convictions sustain those seeking hints of alien civilizations and advancing the SETI quest.
A new National Academies study assesses NASA's efforts to protect neighboring worlds from contamination and recommends ways the space agency could do a better job.
With opposition only weeks away, will the current global dust storm finally break? We look at the prospects.
The expedition off the coast of Washington state performs a first, recovering meteorite fragments from a documented fall.
Does increasing the ISO on your DSLR make it more sensitive? No! Yes! Depends! Find out how ISO affects your astrophotography.
The last and one of the most picturesque occultations of Aldebaran by the Moon happens on Tuesday morning, July 10. Catch it or wait 15 years for the next!
July's a busy month for skywatching. Not only are five bright planets in view, but three comets and a newly-discovered nova are also observable. And it all starts with a bang on Independence Day.
No telescope? No problem. Just use your eyeballs! On a dark summer night at least two dozen deep-sky objects can be seen without optical aid.
We got a peek at a new worldlet in the inner solar system this week, as the Japanese Aerospace Agency's (JAXA) Hayabusa-2 gave us our first good looks at the tiny asteroid 162173 Ryugu.
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.