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Planets/moons

We start the year with a selection of images that look toward distant stars.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

This month, our slideshow features starry nights and winter wonderlands around our universe.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Explore the stars that surround us in this month's slideshow.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

A round-up of the latest astronomical illustrations and a salute to Cassini.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

We offer another round of applause for the summer’s biggest astronomical event.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Two independent studies yield new insights into spectacular weather phenomena on our neighbor planets.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Never look directly at the sun without protective glasses.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Will astronomers learn anything new when a total solar eclipse cuts a path of darkness across 14 states this month?

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Scientists differ on how many nomad plants roam the galaxy.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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