The object’s trajectory meant it was not subject to the sun’s gravitational pull and must have originated from elsewhere in the galaxy.

For almost two months, scientists wondered were they on the verge of the greatest discovery in human history. A strange-looking object shaped like a(...)

An artist’s impression of the Rosetta spacecraft’s lander Philae  on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Photograph: ESA/PA Wire

Astronomers at Queen’s University in Belfast will be anxiously awaiting news of the scheduled attempt today to land a probe on an icy comet 317 millio(...)

The skies are expected to shimmer with a “natural firework display” tomorrow night as a meteor shower crosses into the earth’s atmosphere, astronomy e(...)