The hulking space rock is due to come closest to our planet—but not hit us—on Tuesday afternoon.
Skygazers were treated to the first full moon of the year on Monday, and there's still a chance to see the bright orb.
The telescope is headed for a point where gravity will balance its orbital motion, locking it in almost perfect unison with the Earth's orbit around the sun.
The map is only 10 percent finished, and scientists hope it will help them unlock mysteries about dark energy and the fate of the universe.
The hulking asteroid, more than 3,300 feet across, will speed past Earth at around 45,000 miles per hour on Tuesday.
The full Wolf Moon will appear in a matter of days as the first full moon of the year—and yes, its name refers to the behavior of wolves.
Webb is the largest and most powerful space observatory ever built, promising to revolutionize our understanding of the universe.
The students came across the highly energetic cosmic event while scanning through decades-old telescope data.
The boiling planet, which has a surface temperature of 4,000 F and is over 1,000 light-years from Earth, orbits its star in less than a day.
The telescope has been photographed from Earth preparing to fully deploy the primary mirror that will help it to look further back in time than ever before.
The comet that spent 35,000 years traveling over 300 billion miles toward us is now heading out of the solar system forever.
The James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful humanity has ever launched into space.
The telescope will be tracked across the sky in January as it heads to its final destination, from where it will look further back in time than ever before.
Asteroid 496860 (1999 XL136) will rocket past our home world at a speed 30 times faster than a jet fighter during the first week of 2022.
Newsweek spoke to planetary scientist Dr. Amy Mainzer about the "Don't Look Up" science and coaching Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence for the movie.
The $10 billion dollar space telescope—the largest and most powerful ever built—promises to revolutionize our understanding of the universe.
The groundbreaking $10 billion telescope is set to launch on an Ariane 5 rocket on Christmas Day and will enable astronomers to see further back in time than ever before.
The discovery of 70 confirmed cosmic orphans not orbiting parent stars is the largest find of freely wandering exoplanets to date.
The comet, which has been traveling towards us for tens of thousands of years, was caught by two spacecraft before it leaves our solar system forever.
Decades in the making, James Webb will also help us to understand what the universe was like a few hundred million years after its birth.
Sagan had a talent for making extraordinary concepts accessible and making people feel both invaluable and insignificant.
Skywatchers have a few days left to spot Comet Leonard, the brightest comet of 2021, before it passes the sun and possibly heads out of the solar system never to return.
NASA declared the past three days a "full moon weekend," with December's Cold Moon the longest and final full moon of 2021 lasting from Friday to Monday morning.
There are several astronomical explanations for the inclusion of the Christmas Star in festive stories.
People have been celebrating solstices at the famous prehistoric site in southwestern England for thousands of years.
The winter solstice marks the start of astronomical winter and is the shortest day of the year for the northern hemisphere.
The full moon is December is also referred to as the Frost Moon and the Moon before Yule.
The annual shower is considered one of the best of the year and is caused by a huge space rock called 3200 Phaethon.
Physicists tried for 16 years to find flaws in Albert Einstein's ground-breaking theory of general relativity, which is the best description of gravity we have.