Pleiades, in astronomy, a cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus. With a telescope, several hundred stars are visible in the cluster. However, only six stars can be easily seen with the unaided eye. On a very clear night, several more can sometimes be seen. Alcyone is the brightest star in the Pleiades. Bright nebulae (clouds of gas and dust) surround several of the stars in the cluster.
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.
A lunar land rush is the most likely thing in the world (or, rather, out of it). As private companies gaze spaceward with dollar signs in their eyes, it's time to start settling some questions about space ownership, use and management.