A new study shows that about half of Kepler’s giant exoplanet candidates aren’t real planets. But astronomers expected this.
Engineers executed an innovative contingency plan to save the Akatsuki spacecraft and place it in orbit around our sister planet.
A new computer simulation provides a brief glimpse at what makes stellar bombs tick.
Astronomers at the Extreme Solar Systems III conference announced several exciting results this week.
Keep up with developments on Comet Catalina, catch this week’s meteor shower, find the Pleiades, and now that it’s wintertime, watch Sirius rise on the eastern horizon.
The nights of December 13th and 14th offer dark nights for this popular meteor display.
Bright Capella plays it close to the vest when it comes to companions, but with a good map and steady skies you can track down its dwarf binary.
This month offers great variety in the night sky: planets (and a comet!) before dawn, a strong meteor shower, and a parade of bright stars after sunset.
A new website shows how light pollution spreads around the globe — using data gathered by its users.