Along with Mercury in retrograde, the full moon is a pretty popular scapegoat for bad luck and bizarre behavior. Is it warranted?
The wolf moon—the first full moon of 2024—is a great chance for astronomy enthusiasts to ring in the new year.
The ISS orbits Earth once every 90 minutes, giving sky-gazers plenty of chances to see it.
Exolangs are constructed languages that imagine how the languages of extraterrestrial beings might look and sound—and linguists have come up with some pretty mind-bending options.
Seattle’s iconic Space Needle debuted at the 1962 World’s Fair—and was inspired by America's Space Race with the Soviet Union.
Whether you’re a fan of winter or wish it would go away, here are 25 things to note about the winter solstice, a.k.a. the shortest day of the year.
Utah's state and national parks dominate the list of America's best stargazing locations.
The gigantic asteroid exploded in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia—and it was caught on camera.
The Geminids are famous for producing some of the brightest and most frequent meteors of the year.
Warning: You might be shocked to learn what kinds of germs are stuck to the bottoms and even the insides of your favorite shoes.
The tool kit, which was lost during a spacewalk, is visible from Earth.
Jupiter at opposition is the best time of year to see the solar system’s largest planet in the night sky.
Weird but fascinating facts about everything from the guy who dragged cars with his nipples to frogs shedding (and eating!) their own skin.
Known for producing the occasional meteor storm, the Leonid meteor shower is highly anticipated among astronomy fans.
From Elvis Presley wearing a velvet suit to meet Richard Nixon to the migrant mother who unwittingly became the face of the Great Depression, these are the true stories behind a few iconic photographs from history.
In October, catch this special type of solar eclipse that occurs only once every year or two.
The Orionid meteor shower is visible around the world, and this year it peaks the night of Saturday, October 21.
The harvest moon is the full moon that falls closest to the fall equinox, and this year, it’s also a super moon.
The space agency now has an official division for investigating reports of flying objects.