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Rosetta beams back more incredible comet photos

February 14, 2015 10:05 pm0 comments
Rosetta beams back more incredible comet photos

A European spacecraft orbiting a comet continues to beam incredible photos of the icy, dusty cosmic body back to Earth.
The new comet photos from the Rosetta spacecraft, a European Space Agency probe, show Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko in an incre…

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Goodbye Earthlings: Comet Lovejoy won’t return for 8,000 years

January 24, 2015 7:33 pm0 comments
Goodbye Earthlings: Comet Lovejoy won’t return for 8,000 years

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Comet Lovejoy was visible Saturday night, the last time the celestial body is expected to be spotted by naked-eye observers on Earth for the next 8,000 years.

Described as a “fuzzy little cottonball of light that differs from the stars” by the director of Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory, the comet is known for its greenish glow.

See also: NASA planning Mars Helicopter to assist future rovers

“It’s not really brilliant. What’s distinctive is it does look fuzzy,” Edwin Krupp told The Los Angeles Times.

#CometLovejoy tonight, 24-01-2015. 10 x 120 second exposures at iso 1600. Skywatcher Equinox 80 https://t.co/LKOFmNFWab

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Rosetta Captures Stunning Views, Diverse Data of Comet 67P (Video)

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Rosetta Captures Stunning Views, Diverse Data of Comet 67P (Video)

The first images and findings are in from the Rosetta space probe’s historic mission as the first spacecraft to ever orbit a comet.

People have been eagerly awaiting the results of the spacecraft’s unprecedented comet fly-by since its little helper …

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Did All of Earth’s Water Originally Come From Outer Space?

June 27, 2014 1:12 pm0 comments
Did All of Earth’s Water Originally Come From Outer Space?

The post Did All of Earth’s Water Originally Come From Outer Space? by Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times appeared first on The Epoch Times.

A comet carrying enough water to fill a small lake broke apart near the sun in 2000. It was a great surprise, providing astronomers with the first tangible evidence to support a controversial theory that Earth’s water may have arrived …

The post Did All of Earth’s Water Originally Come From Outer Space? by Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times appeared first on The Epoch Times.

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Comet ISON Has Not Broken Up And You Will See It Soon

October 21, 2013 2:34 pm0 comments
Comet ISON Has Not Broken Up And You Will See It Soon

Image: cometison2013.co.uk Some experts had believed that comet ISON had broken up or was fizzling out, but recent Hubble telescope imagery reveals that the comet and its nucleus is perfectly intact — and it is brightening — and could become the brightest comet we’ve seen in 2,000 years…   …and could become 15 times brighter […]

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Comet ISON To Reign Down Fire In January 2014?

September 13, 2013 8:55 am0 comments
Comet ISON To Reign Down Fire In January 2014?

Scientists are calling it the comet of the century. Newly discovered comet ISON is due to make its spectacular appearance beginning November 2013 as it begins its close approach and whiplash around the sun. It’s what happens afterwards that could be a problem…   Image: space.com Come ISON was only discovered one year ago, in […]

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Brighter Comet Yet to Come in ‘Year of the comet’

March 11, 2013 6:03 pm0 comments
Brighter Comet Yet to Come in ‘Year of the comet’

The Pan-STARRS comet, visible to the naked eye this week, kicks off 2013 as ‘year of the comet’.

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Naked-Eye Comet May Appear in March

February 12, 2013 6:36 am0 comments
Naked-Eye Comet May Appear in March

Our solar system is expecting a visitor called Comet Pan-STARRS, which might be visible in the evening sky during most of March.
Pan-STARRS came from the Oort Cloud, the enormous cloud of comets that surrounds our solar system. It contains ice and…

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