The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most popular meteor showers but a lot of people are obviously unaware when it comes to the bright lights visible on the August night sky.
While waiting for the fascinating Perseid meteor shower to occur this August, astronomers and enthusiasts can watch the Delta Aquarid shower that peaks Thursday and Friday, July 28 and July 29.
Scientists have given up on locating the Philae lander as communications unit was permanently shut off.
This year's Perseid meteor shower is expected to yield twice its normal rate from 50 to 70 meteors per hour to 150 to 200.
A comet-scented perfume has been created by a British company, and it’s not exactly something you’d like to wear on a first date.
The latest findings of the New Horizon mission in Pluto suggests that it is neither a comet or a planet based from its unique interaction with solar wind.
A team of astronomers discovered a unique comet without the characteristic tail, and this rocky, asteroid-like object could give clues about our early solar system.
James Sullivan talks here about the Comet 67P and the gaseous oxygen (unusual) and other findings on it that have learnings for us regarding the beginning of life on our planet.
New evidence suggests that periodic mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years are directly linked to comet or asteroid showers.
The historic spacecraft Rosetta and its comet host are closer to the Sun than ever before, and that means one thing: breathtaking photos
Last November, a little lander called Philae left the side the Rosetta spacecraft to make history as the first manmade robot to alight on the surface of a comet. The trouble was, soon after the lander slipped from Rosetta's sight, it was never heard from again. Now, nearly eight months later, the lander is finally calling home, reassuring fretting scientists that it's awake and doing well.
It's been eight months since the European Space Agency's (ESA) Philae lander fell away from the Rosetta Spacecraft, on its way toward making history. Officially, it was the first piece of human technology ever to successfully land on a comet as it hurtled through space. However, soon after touchdown, the historic lander went missing. Now, investigators think they have found where Philae is hiding.
MmmMmm deep-fried ice cream; you ever have it? Cold creamy goodness wrapped in a warm flaky fried shell - the alliteration alone is enough to make my mouth water (what can I say? I'm a writer!) Now an expert at NASA is saying that while comets might not taste as good, they are just like the delicious dessert in terms of formation.
It's been five months since the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft finally caught up to its quarry, the comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now, data from the comet-chaser has been released, revealing some amazing insight about the hurtling space rock's surface.