Comet


April Fools’ Day Comet to Pass Closest to Earth

April Fools’ Day Comet to Pass Closest to Earth

It is not a joke. On the occasion of April Fools’ Day, a comet will flit past the earth and break a record for the closest any...

Mar 31 2017, 9:00am CDT

Rosetta Spacecraft Spots Unique Changes on Comet 67P

Rosetta Spacecraft Spots Unique Changes on Comet 67P

Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs and rolling boulders are among the remarkable changes witnessed by Rosetta spacecraft...

Mar 22 2017, 1:53pm CDT

New ASA Study Finds Change in Water Fingerprint of Comet

New NASA Study Finds Change in Water Fingerprint of Comet

A new NASA study suggests that a trip past the sun may have selectively altered the production of one form of water in a comet....

Mar 1 2017, 6:02am CST

Comet Spotted Breaking Apart as it Approaches the Sun

Comet Spotted Breaking Apart as it Approaches the Sun

Comet 73P broke into two pieces on the night of Feb. 12...

Feb 15 2017, 10:29am CST

Valentine Day in Space: Rosetta Casts it Shadow on Comet 67P During Close Flyby

Valentine's Day in Space: Rosetta Casts it Shadow on Comet 67P During Close Flyby

This was also the closest the spacecraft had ever been to the comet at that point in the mission...

Feb 14 2017, 2:24pm CST

Comet 45P Fly Closest to Earth

Comet 45P Fly Closest to Earth

Recent news revealed that comet hunters saw comet 45P this week through a telescope. The trio-comets passed across earth that o...

Feb 13 2017, 10:37am CST

Hubble Discovers a Comet 100,000 Times Bigger than Halley’s

Hubble Discovers a Comet 100,000 Times Bigger than Halley’s

The comet-like object is polluting the atmosphere of a nearby white dwarf...

Feb 10 2017, 11:45pm CST

Full Snow Moon, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and a Comet will be Visible This Friday

Full Snow Moon, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse and a Comet will be Visible This Friday

Sky watchers will see full snow moon eclipse with a comet in the night sky of this Friday (February 10, 2017)....

Feb 9 2017, 4:43am CST

Procyon Spacecraft Investigates Water Mystery on Comet 67P

Procyon Spacecraft Investigates Water Mystery on Comet 67P

PROCYON is a micro spacecraft which observes entire cometary...

Jan 25 2017, 7:46am CST

Rare Comet Will be Visible First Time on Earth This January

Rare Comet Will be Visible First Time on Earth This January

NASA detects C/2016 U1 NEOWISE near earth- The massive object will be visible from the UK....

Jan 5 2017, 9:45am CST

New Year's Eve Comet and Two More Flybys Will Start 2017 New Year

New Year's Eve Comet and Two More Flybys Will Start 2017 New Year

There is not only one incident of comet that is going to happen tonight, but some other objects are also expected near earth....

Dec 31 2016, 3:45am CST

NASA's NEOWISE Spots One Comet, Maybe Two

NASA's NEOWISE Spots One Comet, Maybe Two

NEOWISE is on its way to spy one or two comets...

Dec 31 2016, 3:14am CST

New Year's Eve Comet Will Welcome 2017

See a Comet on New Year's Eve

Those who wish to see unique fireworks this New Year’s Eve should search the sky for a comet that passes over the Earth after e...

Dec 30 2016, 6:21am CST

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