Sunday, January 29, 2023

Comets

Darkest ever view of a dense interstellar cloud

The observations have revealed the composition of a virtual treasure chest of ices from the early universe.

Comet K2 was shining bright during its closest approach to Earth

Perfect timing for a conjunction with a star cluster.

Discovery of 30 exocomets in a young planetary system

First-ever system detected outside our Solar System.

A 4 billion-year-old enormous comet is heading our way

The comet is more than twice the width of Rhode Island.

Distant long-period comets quickly fade away, study

Comet properties substantially evolve at solar distances much larger than previously considered.

Comet Leonard has disintegrated into pieces as it rounds the Sun

The remnants of Comet are presently in the morning sky as seen from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.

Scientists solved the mystery of comet’s green shade

The team solved this mystery with the help of a vacuum chamber, many lasers, and one powerful cosmic reaction.

A giant comet is heading toward the solar system

It is the most distant comet to be discovered on its incoming path.

Giant comet found in the outer solar system

Estimated to be 100–200 kilometers across, the unusual wandering body will make its closest approach to the Sun in 2031.

Iron and Nickel found in the atmospheres of comets throughout our Solar System

A new study by a Belgian team using data from the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) has shown that iron and...

Most recently detected rogue comet may be the most pristine ever found

New observations with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) indicate that the rogue comet 2I/Borisov, which is only the second and...

A comet discovered during 2020 Total Solar Eclipse

As Chile and Argentina witnessed the total solar eclipse on Dec. 14, 2020, unbeknownst to skywatchers, a little tiny speck was flying past the Sun.

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