comet

K2 PanSTARRS Still a Fine Binocular Comet Through late 2022

A long anticipated comet puts on its best show through the end of 2022.

2 months ago

This Object is Both an Asteroid and a Comet

In astronomy, comets and asteroids are defined very differently.  Comets have a “nucleus,” usually made of ice and dust, and…

12 months ago

Rosetta’s Philae Lander Was Alive on the Surface of 67P for 63 Hours, Trying to Communicate

In August 2014, the ESA's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at its destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after a 10 year journey. Rosetta carried…

2 years ago

Finally! We’ve got a comet that’s visible to the unaided eye. Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE

Look up! A rare naked-eye comet, C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), is now visible to the unaided eye. But act fast -…

2 years ago

Oumuamua 2.0? It Looks Like There’s a New Interstellar Object Passing Through the Solar System

Astronomers with NASA and the ESA have confirmed that an object that could be interstellar in origin (like 'Oumuamua) is…

3 years ago

Oumuamua Could be the Fragment of a Disintegrated Interstellar Comet

Since it was first detected hurling through our Solar System, the interstellar object known as 'Oumuamua has been a source…

4 years ago

The “Death Comet” Will Pass By Earth Just After Halloween

The mysterious "Death Comet" which flew past Earth in 2015 is coming around again, and will once again pass Earth…

4 years ago

TESS Practices on a Comet Before Starting on its Science Operations

Before commencing its mission to find exoplanets, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite took some impressive images of a comet in…

4 years ago

Oumuamua Accelerated Out of the Solar System Like a Comet

Using data from ground-based observatories and the Hubble space telescope, an international team of scientists found evidence that 'Oumuamua is…

4 years ago

I Can’t Stop Watching This Amazing Animation from Comet 67P

Using images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft, a twitter user created a stunning video that shows what it is like…

4 years ago