Europe’s Rosetta comet probe has revealed that its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has a Siamese twin, a thrilling discovery for scientists preparing for Rosetta’s August rendezvous... but it will also be a huge challenge. Continue reading →
When the "Comet of the Century" died to a solar roasting last year, the world was sad. Now astronomers think they know what happened. Continue reading →
A European probe is starting to get some good looks at the comet with which it will rendezvous next month.
A NASA probe recently spotted the dazzling Pan-STARRS comet as it hurtled through space against the backdrop of a distant galaxy.
The Eta Aquarid shower is coming, but where do the meteors come from and how can we see them?
The Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight (April 21) and if Mother Nature spoils your 'shooting stars' display with bad weather, you can watch the celestial light show live online with two webcasts.
Hubble gets its first close-up of comet Siding Spring, which will give Mars a close shave this fall. Continue reading →
NEOWISE has discovered its first comet since the NASA mission was rebooted, but this 'dirty snowball' is a little... different. Continue reading →
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