Comets

Could We Intercept Interstellar Comet C/2019 Q4 Borisov?

A recent study by members of i4is shows how we could intercept future interstellar visitors using existing technology. The post Could We Intercept Interstellar Comet C/2019 Q4 Borisov? appeared first on Universe Today.
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Comet Visitor From Outside Our Solar System Will Wow Scientists For Months

A composite image of C/2019 Q4 taken by the Gemini Observatory. | Image: Gemini Observatory / NSF / AURA Astronomers have almost certainly detected a second interstellar comet zooming through our Solar System, but there’s still quite a lot of...
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Google’s Upcoming “hatch” Chromebook With Intel Comet Lake Chipset Spotted On Geekbench

Google is expected to launch a new Chromebook with updates specs soon. Back in November of 2018, Chrome Unboxed reported that the new Chromebook codenamed “Hatch” will come with Intel’s latest Comet Lake chipset. The device has now...
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Images Are Starting To Come In Of The New Interstellar Comet

Thanks to the Gemini Observatory, we now have our first glimpse at the interstellar comet, C/2019 Q4, the second interstellar object to visit our Solar System in two years! The post Images are Starting to Come in of the New Interstellar Comet...
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An Eccentric Comet From Outside Our Solar System Discovered

The comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) was spotted by an amateur astronomer.The object is moving so fast, it likely originated outside our solar system. The comet should be observable for another year.NoneA comet that may coming from outside our solar...
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Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor

A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object—designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) - was discovered on Aug. 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the...
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Astronomers Found A Comet That May Have Come From Another Solar System

An interstellar object from outside of our solar system has been spotted passing through our neck of the universe
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Liveblogging: The Anglo-saxon Chronicle: The Comet-star

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (J.A. Giles and J. Ingram trans.): The Comet-Star: "A.D. 678. This year appeared the comet-star in August, and shone every morning, during three months, like a sunbeam... ...Bishop Wilfrid being driven from his...
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3 Asteroids Are Zipping Past Earth Today

Hundreds of orbiting comets and asteroids are thought to present some risk of colliding with Earth, but the threat is typically very small.
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All Comets In The Solar System Might Come From The Same Place

All comets might share their place of birth, new research says. For the first time ever, astronomer Christian Eistrup applied chemical models to fourteen well-known comets, surprisingly finding a clear pattern. His publication has been accepted in...
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These Jumping, Flapping Microrobots Could Swarm On Far-off Worlds

Newly designed insect-sized robots could be used to explore distant worlds and objects like asteroids and comets.
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Scientists Wowed By Enigmatic Asteroid That Changes Colour And Acts Like Comet

MIT researchers believe that the asteroid’s strange behaviour might be caused by it spinning very fast and ejecting layers of dust from its surface into space.
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Lenovo’s New, Comet Lake-equipped Thinkpad X1 Carbon Hits This September

The 2019, 7th generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 1. [credit: Lenovo ] Today, Lenovo announced launch plans for the seventh generation of...
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Astronomers Detect Giant Exoplanet ‘unlike Any Other’ – Report

A newly-discovered exoplanet features a distinctively eccentric orbit that is very different from any planet in our Solar System and, while weighing three times more than Jupiter, orbits its parent star like a comet.
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Intel 10th-gen Comet Lake: Everything We Know So Far

Intel Comet Lake CPUs are coming in 2020 and they represent the next big CPU release for Intel on desktop. How will they perform? Can they take the fight back to AMD's new Ryzen CPUs? Here's what we know so far.
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A Comet Just Got Vaporized By The Sun And We Saw It On Earth - Cnet

It's pretty hot up there.
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An Astrophotographer Noticed A Chunk Of Ice Orbiting Comet 67p In Rosetta’s Photos

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission spent two years at the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. At the end of September 2016, its mission was ended when the spacecraft was sent on a collision course into the comet. During its time at...
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A New Timeline Of Earth’s Cataclysmic Past

Welcome to the early solar system. Just after the planets formed more than 4.5 billion years ago, our cosmic neighborhood was a chaotic place. Waves of comets, asteroids and even proto-planets streamed toward the inner solar system, with some...
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Image: Small Object Spotted Orbiting 67p/churyumov-gerasimenko

Last week marked five years since ESA's Rosetta probe arrived at its target, a comet named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G). Tomorrow, 13 August, it will be four years since the comet, escorted by Rosetta, reached its perihelion—the closest...
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Fireballs Dubbed ‘tears Of Biblical Saint’ To Reach Their Peak, Lighting Up Sky

A cosmic guest, known as the comet Swift-Tuttle, is giving earthlings a special treat, as the Perseids are reaching their climax tonight. The meteor shower generates flashes in the planet’s atmosphere, creating an illusion of falling stars and...
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