In fact it shares the 1.5 degree wide field-of-view with two well-known entries in the 18th… Continue reading
Vaporized by their passage through the dense atmosphere at 59 kilometers per second, the tiny grains produced a… Continue reading
A comet has brightened quickly and unexpectedly. Discovered last year, Comet C/2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS) is expected to be visible now for a few days to the unaided… Continue reading
Sweeping 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
Pictured here, Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) was … passing nearly in front of M79, the globular star cluster visible as the… Continue reading
Rosetta’s probe, Philae, has successfully landed on its 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
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)
Spacecraft Rosetta continues to approach, circle, and map Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Crossing the inner Solar System for ten… Continue reading
Sometimes the sky itself is the best show in town. In January 2007, people from Perth, Australia gathered on a local beach to watch a sky light up with delights… Continue reading
The demise of the dinosaurs is the world’s ultimate whodunit. Was it a comet or asteroid impact? Volcanic eruptions? Climate change?
In an attempt to resolve the issue, scientists at the Berkeley Geochronology Center (BGC),… Continue reading