Comets
The salt of the comet  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have found an explanation for why very little nitrogen could previously be accounted for in the nebulous covering of comets: the building block for life predominantly occurs in the form of ammonium salts, the occurrence of which... more
Flight through the comet Chury's dust cloud resolves chemical mystery  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Under the leadership of astrophysicist Kathrin Altwegg, Bernese researchers have found an explanation for why very little nitrogen could previously be accounted for in the nebulous covering of... more
Here and gone: Outbound comets are likely of alien origin  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) have analyzed the paths of two objects heading out of the Solar System forever and determined that they also... more
Here and gone: Outbound comets are likely of extra-solar origin  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) have analyzed the paths of two objects heading out of the Solar System forever and determined that they also... more
Astronomers Trace Journey of Phosphorus from Stellar Nurseries to Solar System Comets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
To understand how molecules containing phosphorus — one of life’s building blocks — are formed in star-forming regions, a team of astronomers has analyzed... more
Mapping the cosmic journey of phosphorus with Rosetta and ALMA  ESA · 1 week
Astronomers using the combined powers of ESA’s Rosetta mission and the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array... more
Astronomers reveal interstellar thread of one of life's building blocks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Phosphorus is an essential element for life as we know it. But how it arrived on the early Earth is something of a mystery. Astronomers have now traced... more
Study unveils the nature of young stars near the cometary globule CG 30  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using the High-Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES), astronomers from Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta have investigated the nature of young stars near... more
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