With a clear sky and a good pair of binoculars, you should have no trouble getting a glimpse of Uranus.
Massive fireball hits Jupiter, impact is caught on video (see below).
Europa could be capable of supporting life, even if only in microbial form.
Located some 600 light-years away, the planet WASP-12b is being swallowed up by its sun. Scientists say that the gas giant may only have another 10 million years left before it is completely devoured.
NASA's twin sun-watching STEREO spacecrafts have tracked a comet as it looped around the sun before impact.
New findings suggest that the ability of life to thrive on an alien world might depend on the wild orbits of its planetary neighbors.
The images of these star-nurseries were taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, space telescope, which is about three-fourths of the way through it's infrared scan of the entire sky.
Scientists try to understand what other factors may promote life.