Have Astronomers Just Spotted Another Interstellar Object?

An amateur astronomer may have detected an object from outside our solar system, according to an announcement from the Minor Planet Center. Read More >>

Gaze in Awe at Hubble’s Most Detailed View of the Triangulum Galaxy

Usually when astronomers talk about our neighbouring galaxy, they’re talking about Andromeda, which is a cozy 2.5 million light-years away. But just a little farther – okay, 500,000 light-years farther – is another spiral galaxy, the third largest in our local group. Hubble has just released its most detailed view yet of that galaxy, which is known as Triangulum (can you see why?). Read More >>

Will You Be Able to See the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend?

One of the year’s most active meteor showers, the Perseids, will peak overnight Saturday into Sunday and Sunday into Monday, with 60 to 70 meteors per hour. But lots of Gizmodo readers live in cities. So, inspired by a friend’s tweet, I wondered – will city dwellers see the meteor shower? Read More >>