Cygnus, a constellation that lies in the Milky Way between Lyra and Pegasus. It contains the first-magnitude star Deneb. Deneb and four other stars within the constellation form the Northern Cross. Cygnus is named for a character in Greek mythology who was turned into a swan and placed in the heavens by the god Apollo.
Hundred of meteors fly across the sky every night, but only a few make it to Earth. Meteors are best known for the brilliant streaks of light they make as they burn up in the atmosphere. Learn about 10 memorable meteor crashes that left an impression.
Asteroid belts aren't quite the dense fields of gigantic spinning rocks that you may have seen in a "Star Wars" film, but they're still fascinating. In fact, the main asteroid belt may tell us how our entire solar system came into existence.