As ESA’s history-making comet orbiter enters its final year of operations, mission managers are deciding its fate.
Four months after New Horizons’ historic flyby, mission scientists are amazed by unexpected discoveries – and by how some preconceptions about Pluto were flat-out wrong.
NASA’s Mars orbiter MAVEN has painted a detailed picture of how the solar wind robs the Red Planet of its atmosphere.
Aldebaran and the Pleiades serve as the Orion constellation’s early announcers — Orion and its wonders now clear the horizon at 8 p.m. And keep an eye out for the (weak) Leonid meteor shower.
Comet Catalina returns this month with naked-eye potential. Follow its every move with our guide and finder charts.
Download our astronomy podcast for a guided tour to the night sky. Bright planets are putting on a stargazing show in the predawn sky, and evenings feature a mythical horse flying upside-down across the sky.