'Strange lights' above the Bay, were likely space junk
A most peculiar sight lit up the sky Friday evening. Video shared with KTVU shows a parade of "strange lights" slowly streaking across the sky.
House-sized asteroid discovered this week will fly past Earth on Friday
The near-Earth object, called 2023 EY, has been posted on NASA’s asteroid database and listed as one of the next five asteroid approaches. Scientists estimate it is about 54 feet wide.
See Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus at the same time
It’s a planetary alignment party and you’re invited!
'Comet of a decade' to whiz past Earth in likely first visit in 4.5 billion years
While naked-eye comets are rare C/2023 A3 could be among the brightest in a decade.
NASA discovers asteroid that has slight chance of hitting Earth on Valentine's Day 2046
NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office has been tracking a new asteroid named 2023 DW that has a very small chance of impacting Earth on Feb. 14, 2046.
Worm moon: When to see March’s full moon
The time has come for March’s full moon to light up the night’s sky, and if conditions are clear, it could be visible for several nights.
Japan destroys H3 rocket minutes after launch over 2nd-stage failure
Japan’s new H3 rocket was carrying an Earth observation satellite and an infrared sensor developed to monitor missile activity.
'Calling 911 on stars': California sheriff asks residents to stop reporting planets in sky
Two shiny dots in the sky Wednesday night apparently startled some residents in California's Central Valley. The Stanislaus County sheriff took to Facebook Thursday to tell people they shouldn't call 911 as NASA confirmed the stars were in fact Jupiter and Venus.
Time zone debate hits the moon; world asks what time is it really on the lunar body?
A joint international effort is underway to set a time zone on the moon. The natural satellite makes a complete orbit around Earth every 27 days, but the moon takes nearly 30 days to complete a full lunar day.
Look outside! Jupiter and Venus meet for rare conjunction
No, they're not aliens. At least – from what we know – the two shiny dots in the sky Wednesday night are the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.
Photos: Northern Lights in Minnesota make skies glow
The aurora put on quite the show overnight in Minnesota, as viewer photos and videos show the mystic green glow.
SpaceX, NASA astronaut launch to ISS called off after last-minute technical trouble
The countdown was halted with just two minutes remaining until liftoff from Kennedy Space Center.
Stunning video shows Mercury passing by the sun
A satellite had a front-row seat as Mercury moved around the giant star.
Russia launches rescue ship to space station after leak issues
The new, empty Soyuz capsule will arrive at an orbiting lab on Sunday, following its liftoff Friday from Kazakhstan. The Russian Space Agency delayed the ship's launch to check for defects, but none were found.
James Webb telescope finds massive galaxies dating back to beginning of universe
Astronomers have discovered what appear to be massive galaxies dating back to within 600 million years of the Big Bang.
Japanese startup announces balloon flights taking passengers up to space
In the tour's unveiling Tuesday, the company said it has developed an airtight two-seat cabin and a balloon capable of rising to a 15-mile altitude.
'Swarm of Meteors' illuminate Kansas sky
The NWS posted the video on its Twitter page showing a batch of meteors and stars traveling in outer space.
Nepal airplane crash possibly caused by pilot choosing wrong lever
It appears that one of the Yeti Airlines pilots used the wrong lever on the descent.
NASA confirms 1,000-pound meteor hit the ground in Texas
NASA experts believe the space rock that was about 2 feet wide and 1,000 pounds hit that hit the ground Wednesday near McAllen, Texas.
Watch: Green light beam spotted over Hawaii likely came from Chinese satellite, astronomers say
A telescope captured the unusual light beam flashing from left to right across the sky in Hawaii in late January.