Comet


Comet Impact Triggered Earth's Ancient Global Warming

Comet Impact Triggered Earth's Ancient Global Warming

A comet that struck the earth in ancient times probably caused global warming way back then....

Oct 14 2016, 5:04am CDT

Kepler Spacecraft Captures a Wide Angle View of Comet 67P Before Rosetta's Crash Landing

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Captures a Unique View of Comet 67P Before Rosetta's Crash Landing

The 'Big Picture' taken by Kepler provides more insight into the comet 67/P...

Oct 10 2016, 1:56am CDT

Rosetta Mission Ends Journey with Crash-landing on Comet

Rosetta Mission Ends Journey with Crash-landing on Comet

European Space Agency on Friday said its historic Rosetta mission has concluded its remarkable 12-year journey with crash-landi...

Sep 30 2016, 1:29pm CDT

Rosetta Spacecraft To Land on Comet 67P

Rosetta Spacecraft To Land on Comet 67P

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission is set to complete its historic 12-year journey in a controlled descent to t...

Sep 29 2016, 2:11am CDT

Europe's Historic Rosetta Spacecraft Set to Crash Land on its Comet

Europe's Historic Rosetta Spacecraft Set to Crash Land on its Comet

After covering a distance of 6 billion km in space over 12 years, European scientists have decided to shut down Rosetta....

Sep 22 2016, 12:11pm CDT

Hubble Sends Stunning Images of Comet 332P Breaking Apart

Hubble Sends Stunning Images of Comet 332P Breaking Apart

Using NASA's Hubble space telescope, astronomers have captured the sharpest, most detailed observations of a comet breaking ap...

Sep 17 2016, 12:54am CDT

Rosetta Captures Dramatic Outburst from Comet 67/P’s Surface

Rosetta Captures Dramatic Outburst from Comet 67/P’s Surface

The outburst was likely caused by landslide in the region of comet known as Atum...

Aug 27 2016, 1:44am CDT

Space Telescope Sees Bright Comet Diving into Sun

Space Telescope Sees Bright Comet Diving into Sun

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, saw a bright sungrazing comet plunge towards the Sun at nearly 1.3 million mi...

Aug 5 2016, 11:04pm CDT

Say Goodbye to Philae, The Comet Lander is Going to be Switched off Forever

Say Goodbye to Philae, The Comet Lander is Going to be Switched off Forever

ESA officially ends the life of Philae, the first robot to land on a comet....

Jul 26 2016, 10:14pm CDT

Now There’s Perfume That Smells Like Comet

Now There’s Perfume That Smells Like a Comet

Rosetta mission scientists team up with British company to create a perfume mimicking the smell of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasime...

Jun 28 2016, 2:49am CDT

ESA's Rosetta Discovers Ingredients of Life on Comet

ESA's Rosetta Discovers Ingredients of Life on Comet

The Rosetta spacecraft has been probing for almost two years. Now it made a ground breaking discovery....

May 27 2016, 1:35pm CDT

Icy Comet Orbiting HD 181327 Star May Explain Evolution of Solar System

Icy Comet Orbiting HD 181327 Star May Explain Evolution of Solar System

Scientists have found evidence of icy comets orbiting a nearby Sun-like star, which may give a glimpse into how our own solar s...

May 19 2016, 1:47am CDT

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Features Debris from Halley's Comet Thursday and Friday

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Features Debris from Halley's Comet Thursday and Friday

A meteor shower termed the Eta Aquarids is in the making during the hot month of May....

May 5 2016, 5:43am CDT

Weird Tailless Comet Manx May Reveal Clues About Earth's Origin

Weird Tailless Comet Manx May Reveal Clues About Earth's Origin

Astronomers believe that a strange rocky object was ejected at a very early stage and is now making its way back into the inner...

Apr 29 2016, 10:09pm CDT

Rosetta’s Comet is Changing its Color, Study Reveals

Rosetta’s Comet is Changing its Color, Study Reveals

Rosetta's comet has been seen changing color and brightness as it orbits closer to the Sun....

Apr 11 2016, 9:22am CDT

Artificial comet decodes life's origin on Earth

Artificial comet decodes life's origin on Earth

London, April 11 (IANS) In a first, researchers have shown that ribose - a sugar that is one of the building blocks of genetic...

Apr 11 2016, 7:45am CDT

Scientists Discover Clathrate Ices in Comet 67P

Scientists Discover Clathrate Ices in Comet 67P

The finding sheds more light on the formation of comets and their structure....

Apr 9 2016, 12:15pm CDT

RNA, Backbone of Life on Earth, Made on Ice in Space

RNA, Backbone of Life on Earth, Made From Comet Ice in Space

The latest evidence shows that life on our planet may have arrived from some object which crashed on the earth from outer space...

Apr 8 2016, 8:49am CDT

Ancient Mars May Once Have Supported Life Due To Comet Bombardment

Ancient Mars May Once Have Supported Life Due To Comet Bombardment

It has been found that Mars may once have supported life forms due to having been pelted with meteors....

Apr 6 2016, 7:46am CDT

Comet bombardment may have helped ancient Mars support life

Comet bombardment may have helped ancient Mars support life

New York, April 6 (IANS) If early Mars was as barren and cold as it is today then the bombardment of the Red Planet some four b...

Apr 6 2016, 6:41am CDT

See Rosetta Comet 67P When Backlit By the Sun

Amazing Picture of Rosetta Comet 67P Backlit By the Sun

Everybody’s looking at it like there is no other. The most recent photo of Rosetta’s comet is awesome....

Apr 2 2016, 2:32am CDT

Catch a Glimpse of Green Comet Next Week

Catch a Glimpse of Green Comet Next Week

Comet LINEAR will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere in late March. The comet with a greenish haze will be 100 times brighte...

Mar 25 2016, 9:39pm CDT

Comet Siding Spring Flyby Ripped Away Mars Magnetic Field

Comet Passing Mars Wreaked Havoc on Magnetic Field

The NASA MAVEN documented the temporary but profound effects of the comet flying by Mars in October 2014....

Mar 13 2016, 8:46pm CDT

Philae Comet Lander Dies

Philae Comet Lander Dies

The Philae comet lander happens to be dead as a doornail. No signals were picked up from the comet probe as it went silent fore...

Feb 12 2016, 12:47pm CST

Comet Catalina Zooms Pass Earth for the First and Only Time

Comet Catalina Zooms Pass Earth for the First and Only Time

Catalina will make its closest approach to Earth on January 17 and after that, it will be gone forever....

Jan 2 2016, 11:27am CST

Trio of Venus, Moon and a Comet Lights up the Night Sky

Trio of Venus, Moon and Comet Catalina Lights up the Night Sky

The unusual celestial event was so bright that it was visible with the naked eye....

Dec 8 2015, 8:30pm CST

Philae Lander Bounces and Tumbles Across a Comet

ESA Releases Video of Philae Lander's Unique Trip Over a Comet

Video consists of Philae's unique trip over the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko....

Nov 15 2015, 9:27pm CST

Rosetta Detects Molecular Oxygen for the First Time on Comet 67P

Rosetta Detects Molecular Oxygen for the First Time on Comet 67P

Pure oxygen has been detected on the comet for the first time....

Oct 29 2015, 1:05am CDT

Asteroid

Earth Might Be Hit By another Comet to Trigger a Mass Extinction, Scientists Warn

Considering the fact that scientists reasoned a large comet hit the Earth 26 million years ago and destroyed dinosaurs and othe...

Oct 26 2015, 12:14pm CDT

Booze and Sugar Found on Comet Lovejoy

Booze and Sugar Found on Comet Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy releases a large amount of alcohol as well as simple sugar during its peak activity....

Oct 24 2015, 4:48pm CDT

Comet and asteroid hitting earth

Scientists Say Mass Extinctions Linked To Comet and Asteroid Impacts On Earth

Scientists have always wanted to know what caused dinosaurs and other ancient life forms to be wiped off the face of the Earth...

Oct 21 2015, 6:54am CDT

Rosetta Shows First Glimpse of Comet 67P’s Dark Side

Rosetta Shows First Glimpse of Comet 67P’s Dark Side

The images of the dark, cold southern region will help understand the surface and environment of the comet....

Oct 4 2015, 6:24am CDT

This is Why the Rosetta Comet looks like a Rubber Duck

This is Why the Rosetta Comet looks like a Rubber Duck

Comet 67P emerged after the low speed collision between two separate comets. The unique rubber duck shape is the result of that...

Sep 29 2015, 8:48am CDT

ESA’s Rosetta shows Comet's Daily Water-Ice Cycle

ESA’s Rosetta shows Comet's Daily Water-Ice Cycle

Rosetta presents a year-long investigation of the comet water cycle behavior to prove surprising and accurate results...

Sep 24 2015, 9:14am CDT

NASA Develops Comet Hitchhiker to Land on Comets and Asteroids

NASA Develops Comet Hitchhiker to Land on Comets and Asteroids

NASA has big plans for the future. It is in fact looking forward to sending its probes on piggyback rides on space comets....

Sep 3 2015, 7:59am CDT

Rosetta Captures Firework as Comet 67P Nears Sun

Rosetta Captures Firework as Comet 67P Nears Sun

A flare from Comet 67P got captured on film by the Rosetta probe....

Aug 13 2015, 5:13am CDT

Comet 67P with Philae Lander Nears Sun

Comet 67P with Philae Lander Nears Sun

The Comet 67P with the Philae Lander on it has approached the sun by now. What the outcome will be remains unknown....

Aug 10 2015, 6:54am CDT

Philae Lander Detects Organic Molecules on Comet 67P

Philae Lander Detects Organic Molecules on Comet 67P

The Philae Lander has detected organic matter on the surface of Comet 67P....

Jul 31 2015, 5:33am CDT

Philae Comet Could Harbor Alien Life

Philae Comet Could Harbor Alien Life

Some of the topmost scientific researchers have seriously surmised that the Philae Comet could actually harbor alien life forms...

Jul 6 2015, 5:52am CDT

Rosetta Spots Dust Jets emerging from Sinkholes on Comet 67P

Rosetta Spots Dust Jets emerging from Sinkholes on Comet 67P

Comet chaser Rosetta has found sources of the dust emerging from comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko....

Jul 2 2015, 8:58am CDT