You might still see a few Eta Aquarid meteors, and you’ll surely see random meteors or meteors in minor showers in a dark-enough sky. Next major shower: Late July and early August.
Mount Sharp on Mars is close in size to Alaska’s Mt. McKinley. New research suggests it likely emerged as strong winds carried dust and sand into the crater in which it sits.
Those in the Australian outback and parts of the Pacific Ocean will be able to view an annular solar eclipse. Elsewhere … a partial eclipse.
These river stones might be fragments of the meteor that exploded over Russia on June 30, 1908.
The sun produced a strong solar flare on May 3, 2013. No ill effects on or near Earth are expected, but it did produce some beautiful images.
A shockingly, eye-wateringly bright gamma ray burst from a galaxy 3.6 billion light-years away.
Because sunrise comes later to the Southern Hemisphere in May, southern latitudes see more of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower.
Undergraduate student shows how planet’s magnetosphere changes with the seasons.
The Danish 1.54-metre telescope has captured a striking image of NGC 6559, an object that showcases the anarchy that reigns when stars form inside an interstellar cloud.
NASA is inviting the public to submit their names and a personal message for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere.