comets

Comet 67P’s icy interior is ‘fluffier than froth on a cappuccino’, data from European Space Agency’s robotic Philae lander reveals Researchers have found the second touchdown site...

Water was NOT brought to Earth by asteroids or comets but has been present ever since the planet first formed, meteorite study suggests Researchers found a material present in the inner solar system carries...

Comet Neowise — a 3-mile-wide ball of dirty space ice that sprays glowing tails of gas and dust — is visible in night skies across the globe this month. The comet will hang bright near the...

The origin of life on Earth: Phosphorus – which is a fundamental building block of all living things – arrived on comets more than four billion years ago A star forming region in the constellation...

Jupiter is flinging space rocks at the Earth ‘like a sniper’ – NOT sucking up or deflecting dangerous debris, physicist claims Common wisdom says Jupiter’s huge gravity sucks in...

A sliver of space rock as thin as a human hair may hold the key to the formation of the Solar System, suggests a new study. Billions of years old, it was discovered encased inside a meteorite that fell...

If you’ve always dreamed of seeing a comet zipping through the night sky , you’ll be happy to hear that tonight is your chance. While the comet, dubbed Comet 46P/Wirtanen, actually makes its closest...

Spectacular show will light up night sky as Earth moves through debris left by Comet Tempel-Tuttle. Stargazers who want too catch one of the year’s most spectacular cosmic shows will be staying up...

It’s expected to become visible to the naked eye next month, and now a green comet has exploded in brightness. Amateur astronomer Michael Jäger captured an incredible image of Comet PANSTARRS,...

Cape Canaveral, Florida: The US government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. The National Science and Technology...

US steps up plan to defend Earth from asteroid impacts: NASA joins White House and emergency officials in call for better detection and response to deadly cosmic objects Report released Wed calls for...

The research uncovered a number of chemical similarities between Pluto and the famous ‘snowstorm’ comet 67P. Pluto may not be considered a planet anymore, but astronomers are still trying to...