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Rosetta parent craft, descending to the comet.

Philae has landed

Following a 10-year voyage across 510 million kilometres of empty space, Europe’s Philae robot has landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Comet Lovejoy over Santiago de Chile

Comet wows earthlings and astronauts

Comet discovered by Australian amateur astronomer puts on a brilliant sky show.

Artist's conception of the Eta Corvi star system

Rain of comets in alien star system

Spitzer Space Telescope study suggests a hail of comets is battering a distant planet.

Comet's death dive into the Sun

Comet’s death dive into the Sun

Amazing video shows a comet plunging into the Sun and being destroyed.

Artist's impression of a comet

Comet doomsday nonsense

No, the Earth is not going to be buzzed or hit by a comet later this year.

Comet Halley's nucleus

The day we met Halley

It’s 25 years since our first close-up look at the famous Halley’s comet. Watch the video…

Stardust-NExT image of Comet Tempel 1

Comet rendezvous “100% successful”

Scientists and missions controllers delighted with results of Tempel 1 fly-by.

Comet Tempel 1

Comet fly-by success!

First images sent back by Stardust-NExT probe, but best images delayed by glitch.

Artist's concept of NASA's Stardust-NExT mission

Comet encounter today

NASA’s Stardust-NExT mission is only hours from its fly-by of comet Tempel 1.

Comet Harley 2

Video of comet fly-by

NASA has released a short video of Friday’s EPOXI mission fly-by of Comet Hartley 2.