Comets

Intel Rocket Lake Cpus: Everything We Know So Far

Rocket Lake will be the successor to Intel's Comet Lake CPUs, and they're arriving soon. Here's everything we know about them and what improvements to expect.
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Even Comets Can Have Auroras. Comet 67p/churyumov-gerasimenko Does

The ESA’s Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ended four years ago. On September 30th 2016 the spacecraft was directed into a controlled impact with the comet, putting an end to its 12.5 year mission. Scientists are still...
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And Now For Something Completely Different: Ultraviolet Aurora Spotted Around Comet For First Time

67P is a gift that keeps on giving GIF  Astronomers have discovered an aurora in an unlikely place: Comet 67P.…
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'northern Lights' Seen At Rosetta's Famous Comet For The First Time - Cnet

Years after the mission landed on Comet Chury, a new phenomenon has been excavated from its data.
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Check Out How Big The Planets And The Moon Will Be In Our Sky Over The Next Two Years

Everything in space is moving. Galaxies collide and merge, massive clouds of gas migrate, and asteroids, comets, and rogue planets zip around and between it all. And in our own Solar System, the planets follow their ancient orbits. Now a new data...
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Rosetta’s Philae Lander Was Alive On The Surface Of 67p For 63 Hours, Trying To Communicate

In August 2014, the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft arrived at its destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after a 10 year journey. Rosetta carried a small companion, the Philae Lander. On November 12th, Philae was sent to the surface of Comet...
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Rainbow Comet With A Heart Of Sponge

A permeable heart with a hardened facade—the resting place of Rosetta's lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is revealing more about the interior of the "rubber duck" shaped-body looping around the Sun.
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When Comets Hit The Sun

On this day in history in 1979! We had the first recorded instance of a comet hitting the sun. Why would I pick this event to celebrate an open thread? Covering two political conventions in two weeks can do that to a person. I'm burnt out. As a...
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Meteorite Study Suggests Earth May Have Been Wet Since It Formed

A new study finds that Earth's water may have come from materials that were present in the inner solar system at the time the planet formed—instead of far-reaching comets or asteroids delivering such water. The findings published Aug. 28 in...
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Hubble Captures Close-up Of Comet Neowise

The new image shows the comet emerged intact from its perilous passage through the inner solar system -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hubble Observes Comet Neowise After Blistering Journey Around The Sun

On March 27, a spacecraft named NEOWISE identified a bright comet fast approaching the sun. As comets travel closer to the sun, their icy mantles evaporate and dust escapes to create long tails; at one point, the newfound Comet NEOWISE’s tail...
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Nasa Satellite Catches Triple Comet Flying Past The Sun

A solar satellite launched by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) spotted a cluster of three comets flying close to the sun. A scientist who analyzed the images stated that the object did not come from a well-known family of comets. The comet...
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Video: Esa's Meteor Camera Captures The Perseid Showers

The Perseids meteor shower is one of the most spectacular annual meteor showers. Made of debris from comet Swift-Tuttle they have been observed by sky-watchers for thousands of years and this year the LIC1 camera of the Canary Long-Baseline...
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Indian Skies To 'shine Bright Like A Diamond' With A Meteor Shower Farewell To Comet Neowise

New Delhi (Sputnik): In July, a five-kilometre wide comet, named Neowise by US space agency NASA, started its galactic voyage past Earth. The bright inter-planetary snowball which treated humans around the world to its spectacular glimpses is now...
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'deflated Croissant' Bubble: Shape Of The ‘shield’ Protecting Earth Revealed By New Research

Previous research suggested the heliosphere, a giant bubble around the Sun and its planets, including Earth, has a long tail, similar to that of a comet.
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Dubois: The Comet—noted

Worth reading. What we call “Lovecraftian” but in a profoundly anti-Lovecraftian way: the real horror comes not from alien species, or the dead uncaring stars, or death from the comet, but from white men—northern white men—doing what white...
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Ancient Meteorites Can Be Found Embedded In Rocks, Like Fossils

Comets visit the inner Solar System, and leave without saying goodbye. Maybe they leave a trail of dust behind, and when the Earth passes through it, we get a pretty light show in the night sky, in the form of a meteor shower. Likewise, asteroids...
Related topics: Meteorites, Fossils, Paleontology, Space, Meteor, Asteroids

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Spacex’s Starlink Satellites Ruin Another Awesome Photo

A horde of SpaceX Starlink satellites obscured the view of the comet nicknamed NEOWISE, ruining an otherwise awesome photo of the comet. SpaceX has launched hundreds of the satellites already, but plans to have tens of thousands of them in orbit...
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To Photograph Comet Neowise, It Takes Patience And Placement

The newly discovered comet Neowise is only visible from Earth once every 6,800 years, and photographers who want to document it seek places with high elevation and little smog or light pollution. A place like North Carolina's famed Grandfather...
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Asteroids May Be The Reason Earth Is Covered In Water

The origin of water on Earth has long been a contested question — water forms in the course of many chemical reactions, and it is also a major component of comets. So, researchers frequently debate which of these is the ultimate source of most of...
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