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Rosetta enters 67P`s neighborhood as the comet starts taking shape

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:05

The current images acquired by European Space Agency`s spacecraft Rosetta the nucleus of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko covered a good four pixels.

Interplanetary dust jump-started life on Earth?

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 19:40

Dust coming from comets and asteroids may have delivered water and organics to the Earth - jump starting life on our planet, US researchers say.

In 2014, get answers to your comet queries

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 12:33

We all are interested in comets. What they contain, and what information they hide about our solar system.

Comet ISON may be dying, research reveals

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 10:41

Comet ISON may actually be disintegrating, a new research has revealed.

Seven interesting facts about meteors

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 14:24

A meteor shower is truly a celestial delight to watch. A meteor basically refers to a bright trail of light that appears in the dark sky when a tiny chunk of space debris heats up and burns due to friction caused by the earth’s atmosphere.

Lasers may be key to nudging small asteroids away from Earth

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10:46

Researchers have proposed a space-based laser system to NASA that could turn out to be a cost-effective way to nudge small asteroids away from a collision course with Earth.

New method that predicts changes in comets` rotational states identified

Last Updated: Thursday, September 05, 2013, 13:55

Researchers have discovered a new method that can help them predict the changes in the rotational states of comets.

ESA`s space probe to reveal mysteries of comets

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 10:03

ESA`s space probe Rosetta, which is supposed to rendezvous, next spring, with comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is set to reveal many mysteries about comets.

Graveyard of comets discovered in asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 11:47

Astronomers from the University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, have discovered a graveyard of comets in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

Centaurs may actually be comets, not asteroids

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 10:49

A new study of observations from NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has revealed that most centaurs - the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune - are actually comets.

Study of Solar system`s youth could aid search for new planets

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 11:02

Comets and meteorites contain clues to our solar system`s earliest days, even though some of the findings don`t fit well together.

ALMA discovers comet factory, solves planet formation mystery

Last Updated: Friday, June 07, 2013, 14:03

Computer models suggest that dust grains grow when they collide and stick together. However, when these bigger grains collide again at high speed they are often smashed to pieces and sent back to square one.