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Comets

Comet dust over central Texas

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Jared Tennant

CometDustDusty debris from periodic Comet Swift-Tuttle was swept up by planet Earth this week.

Vaporized by their passage through the dense atmosphere at 59 kilometers per second, the tiny grains produced a… Continue reading

Lovejoy, the giant, green comet

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Rogelio Bernal Andreo, Deep Sky Colors

lovejoySweeping north in planet Earth’s sky, Comet Lovejoy’s greenish coma and blue tinted ion tail stretched across this field of stars in the constellation Taurus on Jan. 13.… Continue reading

European probe lands successfully on comet 67P

Rosetta’s probe, Philae, has successfully landed on its comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

After a daring seven-hour descent, the probe has made space history by becoming the firstever craft to land on a comet. …

However, while the lander has touched… Continue reading

Comet 67P, up close and personal

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION / ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team; MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA/Elisabetta Bonora & Marco Faccin (Alive Universe Images)
CometCSpacecraft Rosetta continues to approach, circle, and map Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Crossing the inner Solar System for ten… Continue reading




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