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Feb 8, 2016 09:49 AM ET // AFP
If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.
Feb 5, 2016 10:49 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
An asteroid as long as a basketball court will give Earth a close shave next month.
Feb 3, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Gravity measurements taken by the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft show the body of comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is about 75 percent dust and 25 percent ice all the way through.
Jan 26, 2016 01:12 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
On a January morning 10 years ago, tiny pieces of a comet landed on Earth inside of a spacecraft -- and these samples are still teaching us new things about the origins and evolution of our solar system.
Jan 13, 2016 02:45 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A European spacecraft has spotted water ice on the surface of a comet, shedding new light on the formation and evolution of the icy object.
Jan 8, 2016 01:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The odds aren’t great. Engineers don’t even know if Philae still has a working receiver and the probe could be covered in dust.
Dec 20, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Mark Thompson
To celebrate the New Year, Comet Catalina will put on a show that will kick 2016 off in astronomical style!
Nov 24, 2015 02:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
An infrared NASA space telescope has been keeping tabs on dozens of comets and has revealed huge quantities of carbon monoxide and dioxide being vented into interplanetary space.
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