This August's full moon is also known as a sturgeon moon, because Native American tribes once considered this time of year a prime time for catching the fish.
The ringed gas giant put on a show for Earth this week, in a treat for astrophotographers who took to social media to share their images.
Astronomers peered at a galaxy hundreds of millions of light-years away and found evidence it is recycling lost gases.
The galaxies are located approximately 763 million light-years away in the constellation of Lynx.
Also known as the corn and harvest moon, the August full moon is set to rise later this month, but there will be a number of other sky-gazing opportunities before then.
Three astrophotographers share their top tips for taking beautiful images.
The two natural light displays are set to become most active on the same night this week as the Earth passes through the tail of two comets.
The blast emitted more energy than the entire Milky Way galaxy for the short time it lasted and took half the age of the universe to reach us.
The fireball flew across the evening sky on Sunday, creating several bright flashes and—as reported by one observer—even an explosion-like sound.
The University of Texas professor known for his work on the fundamental forces of the universe, as well as making science accessible, "changed the world," one colleague said. Another described him as "the greatest living theoretical physicist."
Skygazers will be able to see the moon at its fullest later this week, ahead of the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, and both Saturn and Jupiter appearing at their brightest this year.
The galaxies are located hundreds of millions of light years away from Earth and are leaving a trail of stars and dust as they merge.
Conjunctions are a pretty sight for sky watchers, with the last one between the two planets taking place around two years ago.
The Perseids are considered the best meteor shower of the year, as the Earth passes through the debris trail of a huge comet and bright streaks light up the sky.
In an interview with Johnny Carson in 1978, the astrophysicist discussed what he viewed to be scientific inaccuracies in the then-newly released sci-fi movie, "A New Hope."
It is thought that studying the impacts could provide insight into how oxygen developed on Earth over billions of years.
NASA still isn't sure what's wrong with the orbiting telescope, but engineers are being careful not to rush things, in case it leads to more issues.
Astronomers spent hundreds of hours peering into the interstellar medium—the vast collection of gas and dust permeating the space in between stars.
Organic compounds in comets, such as 46P/Wirtanen, can help scientists understand which ingredients served as precursors for life.
James Kirk, an astronomer not involved in the study, told Newsweek the study could have a "profound" effect on our understanding of how many Earth-sized planets are out there in the universe.
Scientists have detected gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime—from a collision between black holes and neutron stars for the first time.
The space rock, called 2021 GM4, will be travelling faster than a speeding bullet when it makes a close but safe approach to our planet.
The name for the full moon in June has links back to Native American sources and refers to the ripening of fruit. It doesn't necessarily mean the moon will be pink this week.
This month's full moon is due to appear in the sky on June 24. The meaning of its name is said to link back to North American tribes.
Cesar Rubio, one of the citizen scientists behind the planets' discovery, said his seven-year-old son also has a passion for the cosmos.
NASA is launching a mission to the asteroid in 2022 in the hope of exploring what was long thought to be the exposed iron core of a small planet. But a study has cast new light on its origins.
People in several parts of the Northern Hemisphere were treated to a "ring of fire" solar eclipse on Thursday.
In addition to the June 10 annular solar eclipse, there will be 224 solar eclipses visible from Earth in the 21st century.
Annular eclipses result in the appearance of a ring of sunlight around the silhouetted moon.
Last night's total lunar eclipse coincided with a supermoon. It could be some time before this happens again.