In 2024 we will see meteor showers, Saturn disappearing behind the Moon, and – if we’re lucky – a comet bright enough to see with the naked eye.
There’s a flurry of excitement every time a comet comes into view from Earth. But what are these celestial objects, and where do they come from?
There’s a chance Nishimura might brighten unexpectedly – but it’s a slim one.
Astronomer Caroline Herschel’s work discovering and cataloging astronomical objects in the 18th century is still used in the field today, but she didn’t always get her due credit.
There is a very large scientific leap from observing a fireball to claiming it as an alien spaceship.
The newly discovered comet C/2023 A3 Tsuchinshan-ATLAS is anticipated to be spectacularly bright late next year. But it’s important to temper our expectations.
Skies in the Northern Hemisphere have been graced by a rare, green comet. Now, it’s our turn to look for it in Australia – but the view will be dimming rapidly.
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test successfully showed that it is possible to crash a spacecraft into a small asteroid. Whether the approach could save Earth from a future threat remains to be seen.
Crashing the 1,340-pound DART probe into the small moonlet orbiting the asteroid Didymos should redirect its trajectory – and could be a model for how to save Earth in the future.
Could the Tau Herculid meteor shower put on a spectacular show next week? Only time will tell.
Each year, the Earth runs through a broad river of dust surrounding Comet Halley – giving birth to the spectacular Eta Aquariid meteor shower.
There’s no need to panic about the asteroids heading ‘close’ to Earth in January.
Will Don’t Look Up wake people up? Here’s what the research on climate communication says.
You might think lots of meteorites ultimately come from comets. Turns out, you’d be wrong, according to a new study that tracked meteors hurtling through the sky to find out where they came from.
A poor start for meteor showers in 2021 but things get better with a possible spectacular surprise later in the year. Here’s your guide on when and where to look to catch nature’s fireworks.
Are you hesitating to buy anti-Covid-19 toothpaste? 100 years ago, you might have found some miracle elixirs to protect you from Halley’s Comet.
Neowise has an orbit of almost 6800 years, meaning that the last generation of people to see it would have lived during the 5th millennium BC.
In medieval times natural phenomena, such as comets and eclipses, were regarded as portents of natural disasters, including plagues.
How do people in a special airplane flight get to float like there is no gravity – just like astronauts? An aerospace engineer explains.
Meet Arrokoth – one of the first generation of solar system objects.