The comet’s unusual distinct dual-lobe shape has been a mystery since its initial discovery, and holds clues as to its formation
His work in the field of solar physics changed our understanding of the Sun
The latest Gaia data reveals how the Milky Way, Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies will collide in the future
A team of astronomers found there might be more to the early expansion of the Universe by studying quasars
Rosetta flew through the bow shock before it had fully formed, offering a unique perspective on comets in the Solar System
The Gaia satellite has spotted an enormous ‘ghost’ galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way
Could black holes be a factory for unusual material at their hearts?
Sophie Allan at the National Space Centre looks at whether astronauts can land on the surface of comets – our Solar System’s travelling space snowballs
ESA’s Gaia found evidence in the night sky that points to the fact our galaxy did not form alone
The mission will not only seek new planets but will also investigate the properties of their host stars, and determine the planetary masses, sizes and ages with unprecedented accuracy
On the second anniversary of Rosetta’s conclusion, astronomers look back on what was learnt and what’s still to come
Find out why only two of the inner planets have a shield from harmful space radiation
Prolonged data collect by ESA’s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites revealed the mass of exoplanet Beta Pictoris b
Could the cosmos be part of many more universes?
Europe’s first mission to Mercury will target the early morning of 19 October 2018 for launch, Arianespace and ESA have recently announced
Radar data points to a pond buried under layers of ice and dust in the south polar region of the Red Planet
ESA’s Planck satellite has been studying the cosmic microwave background for over five years
Using the power and synergy of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe’s expansion rate.
The last installment includes the iconic images of finding lander Philae and the orbiter’s final descent to Comet 67P’s surface
By comparing the mass of ESO 325-G004 with the curvature of space around it, the astronomers found that gravity on these astronomical length-scales behaves as predicted by general relativity