The interstellar rock 'Oumuamua astounded scientists when it hurtled through the solar system in 2017. Now, scientists backtrack its flight to find its mysterious origins.
NASA's new planet hunter kicks off its two-year mission with a comet photobombing a shot. In the resulting video, other astronomical events were also captured, including stellar flickering, Mars' reflection, and a host of asteroids on the move.
Scientists finally solved the mystery of 'Oumuamua. The first known interstellar space rock, which hurtled past the sun in 2017, now has a confirmed identity as a comet, despite its flat and tailless appearance.
An astronomer presented a paper that says the "wow! signal" from 1977 could have originated from a comet and not from aliens. Hydrogen gas from comets as they accelerate could have caused the radio emissions.
Eta aquarids meteor shower from Halley's comet will be visible from next week. There might be a total of 30 meteors per hour during the peak.
Stargazers can expect a lot this month. Jupiter will be visible and Lyrid meteor shower will also occur this month.
ESA's Rosetta probe captured images that could prove that there are landslides on the surface of comet 67P. The changing weather, geologic process and mechanical effects of spinning are some of the reasons cited that's causing erosion.
A team of scientists at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have discovered what seems to be a remnant of a massive object that was torn apart by a white dwarf star some 170 light-years from Earth.
Three cosmic events light up (or darken) the sky on the last day of the week.
NASA detected space rocks that will be visible from Earth this early 2017. The other object is a comet and the other one is a rare cross between an asteroid and a comet.
As per NASA, the comet called C/2016 U1 NEOWISE zoomed past the earth on December 31, and if weather permits, it will be visible through binoculars until January 14.
A NASA scientists said a comet is capable of an "extinction-level" disaster and are more hazardous than asteroids. The surprising attributes of comets make them harder to detect and deflect.
ESA' Rosetta comet hunter mission officially ended last Sept. 30. The agency recently released the final data collected by the spacecraft including photos of the comet during Rosetta's descent.
NASA says a comet strike on Earth could be more catastrophic and damaging than an asteroid strike.