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Jul 28, 2014 03:55 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking from tonight (July 28) into Tuesday (July 29), and even if you can't catch the cosmic show in person, you can still see live views of the annual shower online.
Jul 27, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jason Major
As a European spacecraft nears a distant comet, it looks a bit less like a rubber duckie and more like a wad of gum. Continue reading →
Jul 25, 2014 03:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Comet Siding Spring is about to make a historic near miss of the red planet -- and NASA is preparing its Martian robots for the potentially hazardous encounter. Continue reading →
Jul 24, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A comet, that was once thought to be an asteroid, has shown its true colors and unfurled a beautifully bright tail as it makes close approach with the sun. Continue reading →
Jul 17, 2014 11:52 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Europe’s Rosetta comet probe has revealed that its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has a Siamese twin, a thrilling discovery for scientists preparing for Rosetta’s August rendezvous... but it will also be a huge challenge. Continue reading →
Jul 16, 2014 03:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When the "Comet of the Century" died to a solar roasting last year, the world was sad. Now astronomers think they know what happened. Continue reading →
Jul 15, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
A European probe is starting to get some good looks at the comet with which it will rendezvous next month.
Jul 9, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
A NASA probe recently spotted the dazzling Pan-STARRS comet as it hurtled through space against the backdrop of a distant galaxy.
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