Tag Archives: Comets

How to spot a lunar eclipse and that comet

Tonight’s the night when a lunar eclipse dims the full moon, and when a recently discovered green comet comes closest to our planet. But unless you know what’s coming, you’re almost certain to miss them. You may miss them anyway, … Continue reading

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Long-lost lander located in a comet’s crack

After almost two years’ of searching, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has shown scientists what happened to the Philae lander when itbounced onto the surface of a comet – and why it went out of contact. The answer to the … Continue reading

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Pow! Rosetta probe spots comet eruption

The scientists behind the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to a comet today released an amazing series of pictures showing the space mountain flashing with an outburst of dust and gas. They suspect that the Feb. 19 outburst, captured by … Continue reading

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