The Japanese Hayabusa 2 spacecraft dispatched the first of a set of smaller missions that will explore asteroid 162173 Ryugu.
This month's Harvest Moon will be up early to light the night as well as act as a beacon for watching the annual fall bird migration through a small telescope.
A recent analysis of data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveals the role of cryovolcanism past — and likely present — on the giant asteroid Ceres.
Astrophotographer Richard S. Wright, Jr. shares an easy way to test your DSLR camera to find its best low-light ISO performance.
Often passed over in favor of showier sights, the constellation of the Little Horse has charms of its own. Let's saddle up and go for a ride.
Cassini's legacy sheds more light on the strange mystery of Saturn's northern polar hexagon.
The Veil Nebula, the tattered remains of an ancient supernova explosion, is one of the most spectacular objects in the night sky. Did you know it has two dozen parts visible in amateur telescopes?
Watch a binocular-bright comet leapfrog across Auriga in the next few weeks before a remarkable conjunction with the bright star cluster, M35.
NASA's Osiris-REX asteroid sample return mission spies target Bennu for the first time. Now the spacecraft is setting up for its close approach in December.
Four planets are great, but how about eight? You can see them all in a single night in the next couple weeks — if you play your cards right.
It’s summer time, and the Milky Way is beckoning. Here are a few tips to help get you started photographing our galaxy.
Using only binoculars, we explore a host of inky dust clouds, the dark nebulae that smudge the Milky Way on late summer nights.
The unique Parker Solar Probe launched on Sunday, August 12th, set to fly faster and come closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before it.
Sometimes, it's just as exciting to watch a celestial object fade or disappear as it is to see it explode. We celebrate the "return" of a mysterious variable star and prepare for Pluto to occult a star.
Add a dash of random to your night sky viewing plans and you're guaranteed an adventure. We'll start ours with the famous globular M22 and see where it takes us.
Astronomers have seen a star’s light redden as it passed our galaxy’s central black hole, just as general relativity predicts.
Not only will the Moon will be totally eclipsed this Friday, but Mars will be at opposition and shine in tandem with the red Moon all night!
HaloSat, a mini-satellite recently deployed from the International Space Station, is on the hunt for the universe's missing matter.
Comet PanSTARRS (C/2017 S3) has erupted again! Now bright enough to see in binoculars, it might become a naked-eye object if it survives until perihelion.
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!