Along with Svetlana Gerasimenko, Churyumov discovered comet 67P, which the Rosetta mission successfully landed its philae lander on in 2014.
China has taken a big step forward in space exploration: a huge radio telescope – the largest in the world – has begun operating from its base in the southwest of the…
A solar eclipse delighted astronomy fans on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on Thursday (September 1), drawing sky watchers outside to watch the moon pass before the sun to make a so-called “ring o
Just 40 trillion kilometres away – not so far in astronomical terms – a potentially habitable planet has been found by scientists.
The annual Perseid meteor shower peaked on Thursday night into early Friday.
For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which
A huge fireball was sighted in the skies of Maine, northeastern America, early yesterday morning (Tuesday 17).
The American Meteor Society has not
Visitors flocked to Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun on Sunday (March 20) in the sacred city of Teotihuacan, to perform the traditional raising of their
Lucky stargazers in Northern Ireland were treated to a rare sight – the Aurora Borealis gracing the skies over the United Kingdom. Peter Irvine
Indonesia is getting ready for a rare total solar eclipse that will be seen across Southeast Asia and parts of the Pacific on Wednesday (March 9)
Was there ever life on the red planet? That is one of the major scientific questions of our time, and the European Space Agency is searching for an
These are the latest pictures from Indonesia, which has witnessed a total solar eclipse. Thousands of eclipse-watchers have travelled to the Asian
A rocket carrying an astronomy observation satellite has been successfully launched from southern Japan. ASTRO-H is equipped with four telescopes
In 2006 we lost our ninth planet when Pluto was demoted after other small icy bodies were found beyond Neptune. The scientist who helped “kill off “
Three International Space Station crew members have landed back on Earth in the snows of Kazakhstan. A capsule carrying NASA astronaut Kjell
A green fireball believed to be a meteor was seen flashing through the skies above Thailand on Monday. The incident was witnessed by people across
Pluto has a diverse surface with a rich variety of colours, according to a new study. The paper, published in Science magazine, is the first on
The rubber duck-shaped comet being tracked by Europe’s Rosetta probe is in fact a double bill. Scientists say data from the probe shows the comet
This Sunday night, Earth will have a Supermoon Eclipse, its first in 33 years! It is important to note that there are two things happening here at
The Rosetta 67P comet makes its closest approach to the Sun on Thursday, August 13, 2015, promising a flurry of activity as it reaches the special
On the last evening of July a second full moon occurred, which is called a blue moon. As the photos below show it has nothing to do with the colour
Every calendar month has a full moon. This July will see two. The first occurred on July 2, the second July 31. And this is called a blue moon. The
NASA says its Kepler Mission has discovered an earth-size planet similar to our own. The new discovery, called Kepler-452b orbits around a sun-like
The closest-ever pictures of Pluto, showing details of its geology, have been provided – courtesy of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. Launched nine
The month of June will be longer than last year – and that’s official. Yes, you will have more time on your hands on June 30th. A lengthy summer