Astronomers discovered a bright green comet streaking through the northern hemisphere’s skies. The comet is currently surrounded by a dust cloud twice as big as Jupiter, making it easily visible to observers on Earth.
Space July 9, 2018
An amateur astronomer recently scanned the skies and accidentally found what seemed to be a long lost NASA satellite, missing since late 2005. NASA has now confirmed that it is indeed the IMAGE satellite it lost 12 years ago.
Space February 1, 2018
Neptune has developed a new dark vortex, whipping around the planet. The mighty storm has just been imaged by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope.
Space June 23, 2016
This summer solstice also features another special treat - the strawberry moon! How can you see it?
June 19, 2016
Light pollution is now drowning out views of the Milky Way for one-third of people on the Earth. Where is the problem the worst, and what issues could this present?
Space June 11, 2016
Saturn is easily visible in the night sky, shining much more brightly than normal. What is causing this dazzling light show?
Space June 3, 2016
Mercury will pass in front of the Sun, as seen from Earth, on May 9. Here are some tips to view the event safely.
Space May 6, 2016
Venus and Jupiter will be seen close together through the rest of June. Here is a guide for the celestial event.
Space June 27, 2015
The strawberry moon will shine on June 2. Here's what you need to know about this annual event.
Space June 2, 2015
The shortest lunar eclipse of 2015 will be seen by Americans in the predawn sky on April 4. This is what you need to know about this upcoming celestial event.
April 3, 2015
Venus and Mars will be seen close together in the sky this weekend. Here is how to view the planetary conjunction.
Space February 21, 2015
Amateur astronomers have a lot to look forward to in February, including dazzling displays from several planets. This is what is coming up!
Space February 4, 2015
Hoping to catch a glimpse of the next asteroid to zip past the Earth? A small telescope or even a good pair of binoculars could give you a ring-side seat, astronomers say.
Space January 25, 2015
Comet Lovejoy is visible now in night skies. Here is how to find this visitor from the outer depths of our solar system.
Space January 9, 2015
Comet will help ring in the New Year, providing skywatchers with a visual treat for much of January. Comet 2014 Q2 will make its closest approach to Earth on Jan. 7.
Space December 31, 2014
Comet Lovejoy will be visible in skies during the beginning of 2015. Here are tips and updates on the celestial visit.
Space December 30, 2014
The Geminid meteor shower will light up skies on December 13 and 14. What makes this display different from the rest?
Space December 13, 2014
Amateur astrophotographer and IEEE Spectrum senior editor David Schneider shows others how to use a few pieces of inexpensive equipment, a simple camera and telephoto lens, to spot exoplanets from anywhere on Earth.
Geek December 8, 2014
The Leonid meteor shower will peak during the night of November 17, an annual display that can sometimes become brilliant.
Space November 17, 2014
Storms are raging across Uranus, but astronomers are puzzled how they could be occurring. What is the mystery of this alien world?
Space November 13, 2014
On 8 September, a supermoon will delight skywatchers as the last hurrah of a lunar hat trick.
Space September 9, 2014
Asteroid 2014 RC will pass just 25,000 miles from Earth on 7 Sept. when it could be visible to amateur astronomers.
Space September 6, 2014
Jupiter and Venus will be seen in one of the most dazzling conjunctions seen in years.
Space August 17, 2014
A supermoon is coming on 10 August, promising to be the biggest and brightest of the events seen this year.
Space August 9, 2014
A bright meteor shower peaks on the night of 29 July. This may be the brightest show of the year, thanks to the Moon.
Space July 28, 2014
A supermoon will take place this weekend - are you ready for it?
Space July 13, 2014
A brand new meteor shower may be seen around North America for the first time this weekend. This is how to best view the show.
May 24, 2014
The Lyrid meteor shower will delight viewers worldwide. Here's how to see this astronomical show.
Space April 22, 2014
A lunar eclipse tetrad is due to take place, treating viewer across North America to four lunar eclipses in a little over a year.
Space March 30, 2014