Comets
1st Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is Actually Not That Special  SPACE.COM · 4 hours
A cigar-shaped space rock named 'Oumuamua caused quite a stir when it became the first interstellar visitor discovered in our solar system. Is it an asteroid, a comet or an... more
Asteroid suddenly shows off a comet-like tail - CNET  CNET · 1 day
A smash-up in the asteroid belt may have turned a previously calm and quiet space rock into a splashier kind of celestial object. more
Interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua probably crash into the sun every 30 years  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever detection of an interstellar object, named... more
Perseid Meteor Shower 2019: When, Where & How to See It  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. This month, though, the moon... more
Comet ISON: The Tricky Sungrazing Comet  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers in Russia, arrived in Earth's neighborhood in November 2013 and apparently broke up as it rounded the sun. more
On This Day in Space! Jan. 2, 2004: Stardust Encounters Comet Wild 2  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On Jan. 2, 2004, NASA's Stardust spacecraft flew by comet Wild 2 to collect some comet dust and bring it back to... more
ALMA Takes Close Look at Comet 46P/Wirtanen  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) captured the radio image of 46P/Wirtanen on December 2, 2018, when the comet was... more
ALMA Gives Passing Comet Its Close-up  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
As comet 46P/Wirtanen neared Earth on December 2, astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) took a remarkably close look the innermost regions... more
NASA telescopes take a close look at the brightest comet of 2018  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
As the brilliant comet 46P/Wirtanen streaked across the sky, NASA telescopes caught it on camera from multiple angles. more
Christmas Comet 46P Is Making the Season Bright (and Green) for Scientists  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Just in time for Christmas, the latest apparition of a comet shines like a beautiful ornament in the sky — a delightful green-shrouded treat... more
Hubble and SOFIA Capture New Images of Comet 46P/Wirtanen  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) snapped stunning images of a... more
Researcher captures rare radar images of Comet 46P/Wirtanen  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Barely visible to the naked eye, Comet 46P/Wirtanen keeps some secrets so close that only radar can uncover them. more
NASA telescopes take a close look at the brightest comet of 2018  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As the brilliant comet 46P/Wirtanen streaked across the sky, NASA telescopes caught it on camera from multiple angles. more
ALMA gives passing comet its close-up  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As comet 46P/Wirtanen neared Earth on December 2, astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) took a remarkably close look the innermost regions of the comet's coma, the gaseous envelope around its nucleus. more
Comet hunters successfully observe Wirtanen with newly modernized instrument  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Astronomers are being treated to an exciting view of Comet 46P/Wirtanen at W. M. Keck Observatory, with sharper-than-ever data images of this icy and rocky space visitor. more
Wow! Geminid Meteor Shower and Comet 46P Dazzle Skywatchers (Photos)  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The Geminid meteor shower of 2018 has lived up to its reputation for being the most spectacular meteor shower of the year, and skywatchers around the world have... more
Evergreen comet  ESA · 4 weeks
Comet 46P/Wirtanen, the original target of ESA’s Rosetta mission, is visiting our skies this December more
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