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Aug 17, 2015 10:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
An astrophotographer spotted a beautifully-formed solar prominence that looks like a giant version of the famous Parisian landmark.
Aug 13, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
While passing through the trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, our atmosphere was pummeled by the dusty debris, producing some spectacular meteors and even fireballs. Here are a few international views of this spectacular annual event.
Aug 12, 2015 01:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tonight is the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower and whether you have clear or cloudy skies, there are more than a few surprising ways that you can get involved and enjoy a potentially spectacular cosmic light show.
Aug 12, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Mercury and Pluto features were among the places the public helped name in the past year -- where else can we (officially) leave our cosmic mark?
Aug 10, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak this week, giving amateur skywatchers with clear dark skies a potentially dazzling celestial light show.
Jul 30, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
On Friday, much of the world will have the opportunity to observe a Blue Moon: A somewhat rare occurrence that doesn't have anything to do with the moon's color.
Jul 17, 2015 03:00 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
On the evening of Saturday (July 18) the crescent moon, as it moves eastward across the sky, will appear to pass directly below the crescent planet Venus, which itself is moving westward across the sky.
Jun 29, 2015 01:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the next few nights, be sure to make a special effort to go outside at twilight and look West -- if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and have clear skies.
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