The light from MOO J1142 + 1527 takes an exceptionally long time to reach Earth. This gives scientists the opportunity to look 8. 5 billion years in the past - when the Universe was very young.
There are several exceptional astronomical events that will occur by the end of 2016. The majority of these will be visible with the naked eye.
The Wow! signal, detected for the first time in the year 1977, is one of the few pieces of evidence that has been taken seriously by experts around the world as a possible extraterrestrial signal.
On March 22 this year, the comet P/2016 BA14 Panstarrs will fly by our Earth. It will pass by a record close 2. 1 million miles, which equals to 9 times the distance between Earth and our Moon.
A team from the Paris Observatory has discovered that the Comet Lovejoy gushes forth notable amounts of alcohol and sugar throughout space. New data reveals that the celestial object contains ethyl alcohol. . .
Some time around the 6th century AD, a part of the now well-familiar Halley's Comet, burned up in our atmosphere. This, in turn, led to a drastic change in temperature. Drought occurred due to the drop in temperature, causing famine.
A tribe once inhabiting the territory of today's state of Montana believed that with the appearance of a meteor their society would be afflicted by disease or that the chieftain would suffer misfortune.
According to scientists, the water that's a source of life on Earth was not formed on the planet itself but was brought here by meteorites that fell to its surface. This happened several billion years ago, when the planet was still young.
The comet С/2014 Q is named after its discoverer, Terry Lovejoy, and for several weeks now the celestial object has been quite a sight to behold by inhabitants of the southern hemisphere, due to its green radiance.
Samples taken from the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko are supposed to reveal details surrounding the formation and development of the Earth and other planets from our Solar System.