Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Comet Starring In Weekend Night SkyA full moon and comet share double billing in a special night sky show this weekend, while a lunar eclipse starts everything off Friday night.
August's Perseid Meteor Shower May Be Most Spectacular Light Show In YearsThe mother of all meteor showers is about to go down, and it's going to be amazing.
Amateur Videos Show Jupiter Getting Smacked By A Cosmic RockIt looks like Jupiter got smacked by a cosmic rock this month and more than one amateur astronomer actually caught it on video.
Strange 'E.T.' Star Getting Swarmed By A Hail Of Comets Baffles ScientistsA mysterious star named KIC 8462852 has scientists scratching their heads. Weird variations in its glow prompted speculation that it may be home to a technologically-advanced society, and now new research says this strange star is getting swarmed in a hail of comets.
Comet Probe Makes Contact After 7 Months Of Silence In SpaceEuropean scientists are celebrating after receiving a remarkable communication from space. The solar-powered Philae comet probe is sending signals back to earth after seven months of silence.
Halley's Comet 'Eta Aquarids' Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight, Best Viewing Wednesday Morning Before DawnHalley's Comet may be on the other side of the solar system, but debris from its trail hit Earth every May as the planet passes through its orbit, and the best viewing of the "Eta Aquarid" meteor shower will be just before dawn on Wednesday May 6th, 2015.
Giant Asteroid Headed Toward Earth Will Be Visible With BinocularsAn asteroid a third of a mile wide is poised to soar past the Earth on Jan. 26 -- the closest any known space rock this size is expected to fly by until 2027.
European Space Agency Says Comet Probe Completed Its 'Primary Mission'The pioneering lander Philae completed its primary mission of exploring the comet's surface and returned plenty of data before depleted batteries forced it to go silent, the European Space Agency said Saturday
1st Image Released From Surface Of Speeding CometThe European Space Agency has released the first image that shows the surface of a comet.
European Agency Lands Spacecraft On Comet For First Time EverThe Philae craft pulled off the audacious landing hours after it was released toward the giant ball of dust and ice by the unmanned Rosetta space probe.
After More Than 10-Year Journey, Space Probe Catches Up With Comet, Enters Orbit At Close DistanceA comet has never been followed from this close before, but a comet-chasing space probe has reached its destination after a more than 10-year journey.
StarDate 7/16/2014: Cosmic Missiles Slam Into JupiterOur solar system can be a dangerous place. The most striking evidence of that came 20 years ago today, when the first fragment of a shattered comet blasted the planet Jupiter.
'Eta Aquarids' Meteor Shower Visible Now, But Best Shooting Stars On Cinco De MayoRemember Halley's Comet? We're about to get hit by parts of it as dust from the tail of the comet smashes into earth on the night of May 5th--Cinco de Mayo--during the Eta Aquarids meteor shower.