An astronaut tweeted his “saddest’ picture from space, of conflict on Earth.
Saturn, the true “Lord of the Rings,” dominates the evening sky this week, while the summer’s first meteor shower gets under way. Saturn at full stop. On Monday, July 21, the ringed world will appear at a standstill in the sky, relative to the background stars in the zodiacal constellation Libra, the Scales. Astronomers call this…
This Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Learn how you can spy two of the Apollo landing sites with a set of binoculars.
A new Mars map makes a visual trip to the red planet possible for stargazers.
NASA astronomers reveal a three-dimensional view of a storied stellar explosion.
Astronomers have spotted the most distant stars still inside the Milky Way Galaxy.
Tired of this planet? How about voting on a name for a newly-discovered one.
A Cat’s Eye stares back at skywatchers in this week’s star gazing showcase.
Ceres and Vesta—two of the biggest and brightest asteroids in the solar system—offer sky-watchers a record-breaking rendezvous as a treat over the holiday weekend. Not since their discovery more than 200 years ago has anyone observed these two giants of the main asteroid belt pair up so closely in the heavens. Since spring, keen-eyed sky-watchers…
Viewable by amateur astronomers, the Umbrella Galaxy is dining on a smaller companion.
Sky watchers should keep their eyes peeled for “sprites” atop thunderstorms this summer.
Celestial delights abound across the solar system in coming days, both for novice stargazers and for seasoned astronomers. Venus and Aldebaran. Look toward the eastern sky at dawn on July 1 for a challenging celestial conjunction of two bright objects hidden in the glare of dawn. The stellar rendezvous should be visible to the naked…