Comets
Astronomers recategorize asteroid-like comet  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Recently discovered object 2019 LD2, originally believed to be the first cometary "Jupiter Trojan" asteroid by astronomers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Astronomy turns out to be an interloper comet masquerading as a member of the... more
ATLAS telescope discovers first-of-its-kind asteroid with a comet-like tail  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
We often think of asteroids and comets as distinct types of small bodies, but astronomers have discovered an increasing number of "crossovers." These objects initially appear to be asteroids, and... more
Coming to a sky near you: Comet SWAN at its best  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN), perhaps the brightest comet we will see this year, is at its best from now until mid-June. It should be visible in... more
Sun-watching spacecraft just might fly through tail of Comet ATLAS in rare encounter  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Last month, Comet ATLAS shattered skywatchers' hopes of a brilliant display when it began crumbling — but scientists have spotted a new... more
SOHO Discovers New Comet: C/2020 F8 (SWAN)  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Officially classified C/2020 F8 (SWAN) but nicknamed comet SWAN, the new comet was first spotted in April 2020 by Australian amateur astronomer... more
New comet discovered by solar observatory  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In late May and early June, Earthlings may be able to glimpse Comet SWAN. The comet is currently faintly visible to the unaided eye in the Southern Hemisphere just before sunrise. The new comet was first... more
The discovery of Comet SWAN by solar-watcher SOHO  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Currently crossing the skies above Earth, Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) has the potential to become a more prominent naked eye object by late May or early June. Yet it wasn't discovered by... more
The discovery of Comet SWAN by solar-watcher SOHO  ESA · 2 weeks
Currently crossing the skies above Earth, Comet C/2020 F8 (SWAN) has the potential to become a more prominent naked eye... more
NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory Tracks Water Loss from Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory have tracked water loss from 2I/Borisov, the first known interstellar comet to visit our Solar System, as... more
Newly discovered exoplanet dethrones former king of Kepler-88 planetary system  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Our solar system has a king. The planet Jupiter, named for the most powerful god in the Greek pantheon, has bossed around the other planets through its gravitational... more
Hubble Space Telescope Witnesses Breakup of Comet ATLAS  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
New images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the long-period comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), taken on April 20 and... more
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