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This illustration shows how scientists used data from NASA's WISE spacecraft to determine the nucleus sizes of comets. They subtracted a model of how dust and gas behave in comets in order to obtain the core size. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Scientists Found Seven Times More Massive Comets in Our Solar System

A team led by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have recently found more large comets in our Solar System. Scientists describing them as massive icy wanderers. Scientists...