This week in astronomy pictures: Peer into our galaxy's busy core, watch Clyde's Spot unravel at Jupiter, and see a stunning Hubble photo of a lopsided galaxy.
On May 26th the Moon will be in total eclipse for the first time in nearly two and a half years. While timing favors western North America, a partial eclipse will be visible across much of the U.S. and Canada at dawn.
Cold comets — both natives and the interstellar Comet Borisov — have nickel and iron vapor in their atmospheres, and scientists want to know why.
The Zhurong rover has successfully landed on the Red Planet in an ambitious first for China's space agency.
A thick inner layer of slowly falling helium blobs might help explain Saturn's almost perfectly aligned magnetic field.
NASA’s asteroid explorer has begun its long journey home with precious cargo onboard: samples of the asteroid Bennu.
New analysis shows that Comet 2I/Borisov, which zipped nearest the Sun in late 2019, was unlike any comet we’ve seen before.
"Flakes" coming off the Great Red Spot have had some wondering if this epic storm is coming to an end. But observations and computer modeling show it's only getting stronger.
A new study suggests that by 3 billion years ago, most of the Red Planet’s water was locked away in minerals, and it has stayed there ever since.
A new study estimates the number of interstellar objects that fly through the inner solar system every year, and it could be quite a lot.
New simulations have identified the Karma family of asteroids in the main belt as a potential source of near-Earth asteroids.
Much of the solar system’s interplanetary dust — seen as zodiacal light from Earth — might come from Mars.