‘Oumuamua was an outgassing comet, scientists say

Researchers have solved the mystery of the strange orbit of 'Oumuamua. Outgassing from hydrogen gave the interstellar comet its distinctive push.

200-foot asteroid 2023 DZ2 to pass closer than moon

Newly discovered asteroid 2023 DZ2 will safely pass Earth at less than half the distance of the moon on March 25, 2023. Telescope owners, get ready!

ESA’s JUICE mission will explore Jupiter’s icy moons

The JUICE mission is an ESA program that will journey to Jupiter and its icy moons, learning more about the habitability of these worlds.

Asteroid 2023DW won’t hit Earth on Valentine’s Day 2046

Astronomers have now said asteroid 2023DW will most likely not hit Earth on Valentine's Day 2046. In fact, there's a 99.972% chance that 2023DW will miss us.

Asteroid 2023 EY to sweep closer than moon tonight

On March 17, 2023, near-Earth asteroid 2023 EY will sweep closely past Earth, coming within about 62% of the moon's distance. You can watch it live here!

Active volcanoes on Venus found in Magellan data

Scientists have evidence for an active volcanic vent on a known Venus mountain. It's the first direct evidence of active volcanoes on Venus!

Ancient lake on Titan could have lasted thousands of years

Researchers at MIT say that a former liquid water lake on Titan - Saturn's large moon - might have existed for tens of thousands of years.

Tau Boötis’ pole flip was 15 years ago

On March 13, 2008, astronomers published the first study showing Tau Boötis experienced a pole flip. That's something we had previously only seen on the sun.

Globe at Night asks you to help study light pollution

Participate in the March campaign for Globe at Night by looking at Orion and reporting how many of its stars you can see.

Round sand dunes on Mars puzzle scientists

NASA has just released a new photo, taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, of intriguing round sand dunes on Mars. How did they form?