The Perseids are the result of debris being released from the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle as it speeds past the Earth in its orbit around the sun.
The crucial compounds could have been brought to Earth by comets or asteroids.
The comet is currently flying towards the inner Solar System at speeds of more than 51,000 miles per hour.
The comet is currently travelling through space at speeds of more than 51,000 miles per hour
"We [may] have at our fingertips the starting materials of planet formation from 4.6 billion years ago."
The space instrument COSIMA has collected 35,000 particles of dust from the comet.
Events like these occur dozens of times each year. Why was this one special?
The two finalists for a future mission now have to prove their worthiness.
What if humans could take over meteor showers and make them perfect Instagram fodder?
Scientists aren't sure what it is or where it came from, but they're positive it's pretty weird.
You'll need a pair of good binoculars and a little patience.
Scientist traces the trajectories of 300,000 stars and found the ones most likely to brush past us in the future.
Tomorrow is Asteroid Day—an annual event to highlight the risks asteroids pose to Earth.
The asteroid will pass relatively close to our planet.
The good news ends there.
A new study is the first ever to show that impacts may create peptide chains.
Probe "speaking" for first time since its botched landing on a comet in November.
The washing machine-sized craft is now resting in the shadow of a cliff on the celestial body and appears to be surrounded by rocks, preventing sunlight from reaching the solar panels.