halley’s comet

2016 Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks May 5-6

If you notice a rise in meteors before dawn now through the weekend, you're not imagining things. It's the annual…

5 years ago

What is the Oort Cloud?

At the edge of the Solar System, there exists a large cloud of icy material and rock, which is where…

6 years ago

What is Halley’s Comet?

https://youtu.be/DIgBaY3t5xQ Halley’s Comet, also known as 1P/Halley, is the most well known comet in the Solar System. As a periodic…

6 years ago

What Are Comet Tails?

Comets are renowned for their big beautiful tails that stretch across the sky. But what's in those things, anyway? And…

7 years ago

Rosetta’s Comet Looks Like A Kidney Flying Through Space

Up for a little abstract art, anyone? The latest images of the nucleus of Rosetta's comet makes it look like…

7 years ago

Revisit Halley’s Comet – Stay Up Late for This Week’s Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

UPDATE: Watch a live webcast of the meteor shower, below, from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center during the night of…

7 years ago

Debunking Comet ISON Conspiracy Theories (No, ISON is Not Nibiru)

Comets always seem to bring ‘em out of the wood work. There’s a scene from the 1998 movie Deep Impact…

8 years ago

Was the Repeating Passage of Halley’s Comet Known of in Ancient Times?

An interesting and largely unknown tale of ancient astronomy recently came our way while reading author and astrophysicist Mario Livio’s…

9 years ago

How the Space Shuttle Killed an American Halley’s Comet Mission

NASA missed the chance to visit Halley's Comet in 1986 when the famed sentinel swung close to Earth, as it…

9 years ago

3 Comets That Fizzled

Take a dirty snowball in space and hurl it towards the Sun. I dare you... and then make a prediction…

9 years ago