close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds
This is how you can spot a comet passing by Earth – Read

This is how you can spot a comet passing by Earth – Read

They can spot comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova in the next few days using binoculars or a telescope.

NASA's Hubble spies on atmosphere of white dwarf being polluted by enormous comet-like object for the first time!

NASA's Hubble spies on atmosphere of white dwarf being polluted by enormous comet-like object for the first time!

With a chemical composition similar to Halley's comet, the object is 100,000 times more gigantic and contains water, the amount of which is much higher.

For the first time, rare comet will be visible from Earth, says NASA

For the first time, rare comet will be visible from Earth, says NASA

The US space agency NASA has revealed that a rare comet will be visible from the planet Earth for the first time.

Earth totally unprepared for surprise asteroid or comet strike, warns NASA scientist (Watch video)

Earth totally unprepared for surprise asteroid or comet strike, warns NASA scientist (Watch video)

As per reports, an award-winning NASA scientist had warned that human race at this moment remains ill-prepared for any life-threatening event from outer space.

Comet strike may have initiated ancient warming event, says research

Comet strike may have initiated ancient warming event, says research

Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming event may have been caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, suggests new research.
 

Rosetta captures scintillating image of comet just before crash – See pic

Rosetta captures scintillating image of comet just before crash – See pic

The rosetta spacecraft has captured a scintillating image of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moments before crash-landing into the comet's surface, bringing an end to the probe's 12-year long journey.

 

ESA's Rosetta ends its historic 12-year mission with touchdown on comet 67P

ESA's Rosetta ends its historic 12-year mission with touchdown on comet 67P

The Rosetta mission on Friday ended its mission in a controlled descent of the spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Hubble captures best view ever of a comet breaking apart

Hubble captures best view ever of a comet breaking apart

These observations provide insight into the volatile behaviour of comets as they approach the sun and begin to vaporise, unleashing powerful forces.

See pic: ESA and NASA's SOHO catch comet grazing the sun!

See pic: ESA and NASA's SOHO catch comet grazing the sun!

The latest occurrence that caught the scientists' eyes was a bright comet plunging toward the sun on August 3-4, 2016, at nearly 1.3 million miles per hour.

  Comet bombardment may have helped ancient Mars support life

Comet bombardment may have helped ancient Mars support life

The impacts would have produced regional hydrothermal systems on Mars similar to those in Yellowstone National Park, which today harbour chemically powered microbes, some of which can survive boiling in hot springs or inhabiting water acidic enough to dissolve iron nails, said study co-author Stephen Mojzsis from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

When Giotto met Comet Halley 30 years ago – Watch!

When Giotto met Comet Halley 30 years ago – Watch!

This week, scientists are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Giotto spacecraft’s close encounter with Comet Halley.

Goodbye Philae! Earth to bid adieu to comet probe

Goodbye Philae! Earth to bid adieu to comet probe

The robotic lander has not called home to the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission since its last call to mothership Rosetta seven months ago.

Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Philae comet probe: World prepares for final farewell

Philae is a robotic lander that accompanied the Rosetta spacecraft until it landed on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Indian-led scientists' team discover why comet appears black

Centaurs estimated to number around 44,000 are minor planets with diameters larger than one kilometre.

Wish Happy New Year to rare comet on January 1

Wish Happy New Year to rare comet on January 1

Did you get a pair of binoculars or a telescope? If so, you can put them to the test by searching the Eastern sky for a view of a fuzzy comet on the first day of 2016.

Comet, asteroid showers caused earlier mass extinctions

Comet, asteroid showers caused earlier mass extinctions

A team of researchers has blamed comet and asteroid showers for the mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years.

Skywatchers' delight: When and how to watch the dazzling Geminids meteor shower!

Skywatchers' delight: When and how to watch the dazzling Geminids meteor shower!

As Geminids meteor shower light up the sky in December, skywatchers around the globe have been treated to yet another stunning astronomical event this month.

Halloween flyby asteroid “Spooky” a dead comet?

Halloween flyby asteroid “Spooky” a dead comet?

The asteroid, known as 2015 TB145, was first spotted on October 10, 2015 by the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS), located on Hawaii's Mount Haleakala.

Rosetta space probe detects oxygen on comet 67P

Rosetta space probe detects oxygen on comet 67P

The Rosetta space probe has been studying the comet for over a year and has detected an abundance of different gases pouring from its nucleus.

Discovery of oxygen on comet 'big surprise': Study

Stunned scientists announced today the unexpected discovery of large quantities of oxygen on a comet which streaked past the Sun in August with a European spacecraft in tow.