Mass-wasting activities continuously expose fresh ice on a comet’s surface, thus keeping the comet active over long periods
The last installment includes the iconic images of finding lander Philae and the orbiter’s final descent to Comet 67P’s surface
Computer simulations, combined with data from the Rosetta spacecraft, demonstrate that the comet could have been created after the formation of our Solar System
After ruling out the transportation of substances by asteroids and comets, scientists conclude that organics likely originate from Ceres
Tabby’s Star has baffled astronomers for years, as it shows completely unexpected light variation
This signal detected in 1977 had gone unexplained until now, as scientists now confirm it’s from a comet
Find out if the Higgs boson will destroy the universe in the latest issue of All About Space – out now!
NASA’s NEOWISE mission has found some celestial objects travelling through our neighbourhood, including one on the blurry line between asteroid and comet
These primordial bodies contain material largely unchanged from the birth of the Solar System some 4.6 billion years ago
The meteor shower could put on an even more impressive show thanks to comet Swift-Tuttle getting gravitational assistance from Jupiter
Detailed analysis of data collected by the ESA mission show that they are the ancient leftovers of early Solar System formation
The organic molecule methyl alcohol, or methanol, has been found in the TW Hydrae protoplanetary disc
Using the space telescope, astronomers have captured images of the comet just after a close encounter with Earth on 21 March
A new network of video surveillance cameras in New Zealand detected a surprise meteor shower on New Year’s Eve
A low-speed smash up between two comets gave rise to the distinctive appearance of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
We take a brand new breathtaking tour of dwarf planet Pluto in the latest issue
Do comets look as vibrant when they’re not getting a helping hand from the Sun?
How do we know for sure that this distant world is an exoplanet and not a comet or an asteroid?
Just when comets were the only space rocks thought to have tails, along comes asteroid P/2013 P5 with six.
Discover what’s inside All About Space issue 16 now!