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Comet ISON Hosted A Rare Kind Of Nitrogen, Hinting At Reservoirs In Young Solar System

by Elizabeth Howell February 21, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Comet ISON — that bright comet last year that broke up around Thanksgiving weekend — included two forms of nitrogen in its icy body, according to newly released observations from the Subaru Telescope. Of the two types found, the discovery of […]

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A Cometary Case for Titan’s Atmosphere

by Jason Major May 9, 2011

Titan is a fascinating world to planetary scientists. Although it’s a moon of Saturn it boasts an opaque atmosphere ten times thicker than Earth’s and a hydrologic cycle similar to our own – except with frigid liquid methane as the key component instead of water. Titan has even been called a living model of early […]

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