Comets

Heat to blame for Space Pebble’s demise

Why do pebbles pulverize after they leave the comet?

Webb finds water, and a new mystery, in rare main belt comet

The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has enabled another long-sought scientific breakthrough, this time for Solar System scientists studying the origins of the water...

Asteroid’s comet-like tail is not made of dust

A weird asteroid has just gotten a little weirder.

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.

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