Comets

Nasa Scientists Find Earth-like Water In Passing Comet - Cnet

Now that's what I call high-quality H2O.
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Three Exocomets Discovered Around The Star Beta Pictoris

Three extrasolar comets have been discovered around the star Beta Pictoris, 63 light years away. Analysis of data from the current NASA mission TESS has revealed the objects for the first time using TESS data.
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When Will We See Another Bright Comet?

Recently, a friend of mine asked when we might be able to see a comet. He was surprised when I said there are several visible right now.
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See A Comet Cat And Other Amazing Rosetta Views In This 70,000-photo Archive

Can you spot a cat in this cosmic image? This photo — just one of 70,000 available in a new Rosetta spacecraft image archive — has a cometary view that looks like a cat's face from side-on.
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How To See The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Sizzle In The Sky - Cnet

Space dust left behind by Halley's Comet offers one of the best chances to see shooting stars for several weeks.
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Nasa Will Train To Defend Earth From Asteroid Impact

For years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other organisations have been scanning the skies for asteroids and comets travelling close to Earth, studying the possible hazards that such objects might entail. During special...
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Planning For The ‘earth Shattering Kaboom’

NASA, FEMA, International Partners Plan Asteroid Impact Exercise While headlines routinely report on “close shaves” and “near-misses” when near-Earth objects (NEOs) such as asteroids or comets pass relatively close to Earth,...
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Astronomers Think A Meteor Came From Outside The Solar System

When ‘Oumuamua was first detected on October 19th, 2017, astronomers were understandably confused about the nature of this strange object. Initially thought to be an interstellar comet, it was then designated as an interstellar asteroid. But...
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Image: New Comet Viewer

From a distance of five million kilometres to within 20 metres, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from all angles.
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Gravitational Forces At Heart Of Milky Way Shaped This Star Cluster Like A Comet

Hubble has captured the stunning Messier 62 cluster. The cluster is warped, with a long tail which stretches out to form a shape like a comet. It is thought this distortion is due to Messier 62's proximity to the center of the galaxy. The post...
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Astronomers Find A Chunk Of A Comet Inside A Meteorite

The early days of the Solar System are hard to piece together from our vantage point, billions of years after it happened. Now a team of scientists have found a tiny chunk of an ancient comet inside an ancient meteorite. They say it sheds light on...
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Scientists Found Comet As Old As Solar System Inside Of Asteroid In Antarctica

A small piece of a 3.5 million-year-old comet found stacked inside a meteorite is thought to contain secrets of how our Solar System was built.
Related topics: Space, Asteroids, Antarctica (science), Meteorites

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Neowise Celebrates Five Years Of Asteroid Data

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five years of NEOWISE data have significantly advanced scientists' knowledge of asteroids and comets in the...
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Hey Kids! Want To Send Teacher On A Zero-g Flight? Unleash Those Mad Cool Video Skillz

Get students in creative mood and ride on the Vomit Comet beckons Hey kids – fancy chucking paper planes at the supply teacher while your real one hops on a micro-gravity aircraft? You'll need to think about something interesting to bring aboard...
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The Very Strong Case For An Asteroid Defense System

Climate change is a serious threat to human society. But even the most extreme worst-case future scenario wouldn't wipe out humanity instantly. There's only one thing that might do that — a major asteroid or comet impact. Big asteroid strikes are...
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Nasa's Hubble Captures Stunning Self-destructing Asteroid With Comet-like Tails [photo]

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a small asteroid in the process of self-destructing. On its official Twitter, NASA released a new image from the Hubble showing asteroid (6478) Gault spinning rapidly and, as a result, ejecting material....
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Why It’s So Hard To Detect Dangerous Asteroids Before They Hit Earth

Earth is often in the firing line of fragments of asteroids and comets, most of which burn up tens of kilometers above our heads. But occasionally, something larger gets through. That’s what happened off Russia’s east coast on December 18 last...
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Mysterious Space Objects Like 'oumuamua Will Visit Our Solar System Again. Scientists May Intercept...

A mysterious object called 'Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor ever detected, flew through the solar system in 2017. Most astronomers think it's a comet, though 'Oumuamua's identity may never be fully settled. However, interstellar objects...
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Hubble Space Telescope Observes Rare Self-destructing Asteroid

The Hubble Space Telescope recently observed a rare, self-destructing asteroid that is spinning fast, ripping apart, and ejecting dusty material. Hubble Space Telescope images reveal two narrow, comet-shaped tails of dusty debris that […] The...
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How A Viral Comet Crash Into Jupiter Helped Popularize The Internet

A quarter century ago and thousands of miles away, a dramatic weeklong cosmic collision unfolded and helped the internet gain a foothold in people's lives.
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