There are probably many millions of Earth-like planets across the Milky Way that we could potentially walk around on, with liquid water and maybe even bacterial life on the…
Astronomers announce the discovery of seven earth-sized planets orbiting a star just 40 light years away from our solar system.
Gene Cernan last man on the moon dies at 82
If you've missed the fireworks of the New Year, don't fret. Mother Nature will give you another opportunity to start 2017 with stars in your eyes
People come out onto the streets in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador to watch giant fireball in the sky.
The phenomenon occurs when the timing of the full moon coincides with the point in the moon's orbit that is closest to Earth.
Stargazers are poised to see the moon as it has rarely been seen.
This month Earth crosses the orbital path of comet trails promising dazzling night displays of shooting stars in the northern hemisphere – that is if you can get far away from city lights and in near
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