Set to peak on Friday, the Perseids will be outshone by the supermoon on the same night.
The object that recently disintegrated may have originated from the breakup of a single, giant comet hundreds of years ago.
The peak of the meteor shower falls in mid-August, which unfortunately coincides with the full moon, which may make it harder to see the meteors.
The comet presented viewing opportunities for those with access to clear skies and a telescope—though some had more luck than others.
The comet C/2017 K2 should be visible for anyone with access to a small telescope, and there is also an opportunity to watch it online.
The comet, which comes from a distant frozen region of the solar system called the Oort cloud, is due to make its closest pass by Earth next week.
In over a million years, the star Gliese 710 will reach the edge of our Solar System, disturbing comets in the Oort Cloud. That could be bad news for Earth.
The comet won't come near us, but will present a rare chance to closely observe an Oort Cloud comet that carries clues to our origins.
With a telescope, it will be possible to spot the comet and its vast tail of dust, which is tens of thousands of miles wide.
The tau Herculid shower, if it happens, will be caused by debris from the comet SW3, which shattered into pieces years ago.
The comet, thought to be 80 miles across, has been sized up by the Hubble Space Telescope—despite being a staggering 2 billion miles away.
The mystery surrounding the origins of the asteroid Ryugu may have been solved with a model that explains its weird shape, loose rubble pile structure, and abundance of organic molecules.
Leonard caused excitement when it zoomed past Earth last month, and a NASA/ESA spacecraft has studied its trail of debris.
The comet that spent 35,000 years traveling over 300 billion miles toward us is now heading out of the solar system forever.
Newsweek spoke to planetary scientist Dr. Amy Mainzer about the "Don't Look Up" science and coaching Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence for the movie.
The comet, which has been traveling towards us for tens of thousands of years, was caught by two spacecraft before it leaves our solar system forever.
The Ursids may have peaked on Wednesday morning, but skywatchers have still got an opportunity to catch the meteor shower given the right conditions.
Also known as C/2021 A1, the icy ball has spent the last 35,000 years traveling towards us—and viewing it this month is therefore a once-in-a-lifetime stargazing event.
The comet has been spotted flying through the night this month after it was discovered in January 2021.
The comet, named C/2021 A1 Leonard, will pass Earth for the first time in around 70,000 years in what's promised to be a "breathtaking" sight.
The comet, C/2021 A1 Leonard, was noticed at the start of the year and scientists hope it just might be visible with the naked eye.
Between October and December Earth passes through debris left by the comet Encke, with pebbles creating fireballs as they hit the atmosphere at around 65,000 miles per hour.
The enormous gas giant was pummelled by an asteroid or comet, and astronomers captured it in a snapshot via telescope.
The tail of 2005 QN173 is long enough to reach from Earth to the moon and back again.
Mega comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, which is in our solar system, is so big it was mistaken for a dwarf planet
The meteor broke apart 28 miles above the state and was reported by 148 eyewitnesses.
The debris that produces the Perseids originates from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which is in a 133-year-long orbit around the sun.
Organic compounds in comets, such as 46P/Wirtanen, can help scientists understand which ingredients served as precursors for life.