Astronomers are officially preparing for the first-ever landing by a spacecraft on a comet. At 8:35 a.m. GMT today, a robotic lander called Philae will be released from the European Space Agency Rosetta spacecraft.
Astronomers have discovered a new active asteroid within our solar system. Called 62412, the asteroid is located in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and is the very first comet-like objects seen in the Hygiea family of asteroids.
Scientists have found that a starburst galaxy, known as AzTEC-3, together with its gang of calmer galaxies may just represent the best evidence yet that large galaxies grow from the merger of smaller ones in the early universe.
Astronomers may have just received a peak at what our solar system was like in its infancy.
Scientists may have caught a glimpse inside one of the most spectacular explosions in the universe: a supernova. Using radio telescopes, researchers have examined the inside remains of a supernova.
ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has given scientists their best ever look at a spectacular cosmic collision. Researchers now have a view of the motion of gas being ripped out of a galaxy as it smashes into a vast galaxy cluster at high speed.
When Comet Siding Spring brushed past Mars, scientists captured data using NASA's MAVEN mission. Now, researchers have found that the comet was actually the cause of an intense meteor shower and added a new layer of ions, or charged particles to the ionosphere.
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered a startling diversity in debris systems that coincide with the formation of exoplanets.
Astronomers are peering back in time with the help of the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) and its Redshift Search Receiver. Using these instruments, they've managed to estimate the rate of star formation inside murky distant galaxies shrouded in dust clouds
Using an experiment carried into space on a NASA suborbital rocket, astronomers have discovered a diffuse cosmic glow that appears to be more light than what's normally produced by known galaxies.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new image of the multiple star system, XZ Tauri, its neighbor and nearby stellar objects. The new picture reveals XZ Tauri blowing a hot bubble of gas into the surrounding space.