Comets
The history-making interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua is a relatively small and reflective object, a new study suggests.
Hale-Bopp was an unusually bright comet that flew by Earth, reaching its closest approach to the planet in 1997. It was most spectacular in the Northern Hemisphere and visible to the naked eye for about 18...
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On Nov. 12, 2014, a European spacecraft named Philae tried to land on Comet 67P. To say it was a...
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Researchers noted that since comets contain a lot of ices, it could have supplied some water.
A large near-Earth asteroid called (3200) Phaethon is known to be blue in color...
Scientists are one step closer to understanding why some comets have strange dust bands in their tails. The main culprit in this cosmic mystery? Our own sun.
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A newly detected potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA), designated 2018 TF3, will pass by the...
new insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind
Engineers and scientists gathered around a screen in an operations room at the Naval...
Combined observations of Comet McNaught -- one of the brightest comets visible from Earth in the past 50 years -- have revealed new insights on the nature of comets and their relationship with the...
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VIDEO Engineers and scientists gathered around a screen in an operations room at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., eager to lay their eyes on the...
VIDEO 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 asteroid, named 1I/2017 U1 (aka, "Oumuamua). In the months that followed, multiple...
Blue asteroids are rare, and blue comets are almost unheard of. An international team investigated (3200) Phaethon, a bizarre asteroid that sometimes behaves like a comet, and found it even more enigmatic than previously...
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Researchers have found a mechanical connection between sand crab burrow widths and widths of cometary pits using a simple granular experiment.
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Researchers at Nagoya University report a mechanical connection between sand crab burrow widths and widths of cometary pits using a simple granular experiment.
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A bizarre, blue asteroid that acts like a comet and appears to be responsible for the annual Geminid meteor shower made a close flyby of Earth last year, giving astronomers...
A bizarre, blue asteroid that acts like a comet and appears to be responsible for the annual Geminid meteor shower made a close flyby of Earth...
Blue asteroids are rare, and blue comets are almost unheard of. An international team led by Teddy Kareta, a graduate student at the University...
New research suggests the "rock comet" is weirder than previously thought.
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The Orionid meteor shower, made up of remnants of Halley's Comet, peaks in mid-October.
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One year ago this week astronomers discovered an unusual object moving through space not too far from the Earth's orbit. In just a few days they realized it could not be a normal asteroid or comet – its path showed...
If you're a meteor enthusiast, the year 2018 has been very kind to you — and another reliable...
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comet schwassmann wachmann 1 predominantly consists of only one type of material study finds
Evgenij Zubko of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in collaboration...
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Evgenij Zubko of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), in collaboration with international team members, has developed a comprehensive model to explain the results of the recent photometric study of the...
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New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind
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Could 'Oumuamua be an extraterrestrial solar sail?
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