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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.
Jun 9, 2014 10:54 AM ET
Trace attended the World Science Festival in New York and learned that a comet had struck Brooklyn. Well, not a real comet, but it was a really nice facsimile.
May 16, 2014 09:31 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The ancient icy body is beginning to warm up, causing a cloud of dust and gas to form around its nucleus – and the Rosetta captured it in photos. Continue reading →
Apr 24, 2014 03:22 PM ET // Mark Thompson
The Eta Aquarid shower is coming, but where do the meteors come from and how can we see them?
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