Water ice found on surface of comet 67P

Water ice found on surface of comet 67P

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified two large patches of water ice on the surface of comet 67P, perhaps the most studied comet in history. The elusive ice was detected, using data collected by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, on the bottom part of the main lobe of the dumbbell-shaped comet, in a region called Imhotep.

Jan 18, 2016, 14:07 PM IST

Days getting ‘even longer on Venus’

Venus is spinning on its axis so slowly that, for any survivor, a day in Venus would seem interminable, as it is the equivalent of 243 days on Earth, researchers say.

Mar 03, 2012, 19:14 PM IST

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