New Horizon’s latest set of images reveals the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, orbiting their common center of mass.
The Planck team has finally released its full-mission data, revealing a remarkably detailed view of our universe and our galaxy.
Astronomers have taken a behind-the-scenes look at a set of dense gas clumps, catching a quadruple star system in the fleeting act of formation.
Before the Moon-Venus-Mars conjunction later in the week, find the Winter Triangle and the Winter Hexagon, asterisms of the season’s brightest stars.
Now that moonless evening skies are back, follow Comet Lovejoy high overhead using our February finder chart. It’s holding its brightness surprisingly well.
Earth’s two closest planetary neighbors draw strikingly close together this week.
Meteor showers like the Perseids get all the press. But have you ever wondered where all the random meteors come from? We explore their origins.
Some of the prettiest nighttime sights involve the close pairing of two solar-system bodies, and February features events with the Moon and Jupiter, then Venus and Mars.