Nearly a year after the Great American Total Solar Eclipse put on a show for millions of skywatchers across the U.S., the moon again made its way in front of the sun for viewers in a different part of the world.
Brilliant displays of Perseid meteors lit up the heavens this past weekend as the annual Perseid meteor shower reached its peak.
NASA's new mission to "touch the sun" is packed up, buckled in and ready to launch during a window opening Aug. 11 at 3:33 a.m. EDT (0733 GMT), according to a briefing today (Aug. 9).
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have taken dramatic new photos of the fires that are blackening huge swaths of the Golden State and throwing off smoke that billows far to the east.
The dust is finally beginning to clear on Mars, but it'll probably still be a while before NASA's sidelined Opportunity rover can phone home.
The Red Planet just got quite a bit bluer, with scientists announcing the discovery of what they believe is a lake that's about 12 miles across and hidden below a mile of ice at the south pole of Mars.
"They're the worst that we've ever had for trying to get a first stage on the drone ship," a company spokesman said of the weather conditions.