Comet

NASA to highlight comet NEOWISE with public broadcast, media teleconference on July 15

NEOWISE will witness its closest approach to Earth on July 22 at a distance of about 103 million kilometres. 

Jul 14, 2020, 22:32 PM IST

NEOWISE comet nears earth, here's how to watch it in India

The comet was first observed by NASA on March 27, 2020.

Jul 14, 2020, 19:08 PM IST

Asteroid 2020 KA6 to pass by earth today – Here’s all you want to know

On June 5 and June 6, total five asteroids will fly by the earth.

Jun 05, 2020, 10:38 AM IST

Asteroid 2020 KN5 to pass by earth today – Here’s all you want to know

According to NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the 177 feet wide asteroid will fly past earth at a speed of over 28,000 miles per hour on June 4.

Jun 04, 2020, 09:50 AM IST

Cigar-shaped interstellar object Oumuamua might be a hydrogen iceberg

Researchers at Yale and the University of Chicago in a study have said that Oumuamua is a hydrogen iceberg.

Jun 03, 2020, 12:02 PM IST

Asteroid 2020 KE4 to pass by earth today –Here’s all you want to know

Scientists have stressed that it poses no danger to the planet.

Jun 03, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

5 asteroids to pass by earth today –Here’s all you want to know

Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets that orbit the Sun, but their orbits bring them into Earth's neighborhood - within 30 million miles of Earth's orbit.

Jun 02, 2020, 15:19 PM IST

Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor', scientists say

The trajectory of the comet, first detected by Crimean astronomer Gennady Borisov, follows a highly curved path barreling in the sun's direction at unusually high speeds, evidence that it originated beyond the solar system.

Sep 13, 2019, 09:31 AM IST

Watch: Comet dives into directly into sun, completely evaporates

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) space telescope recorded a comet dive directly into the sun, which did not appear on the other side of it.

Aug 17, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

Saturn's moon Titan or a comet – What will NASA's 2025 probe be?

Out of the two missions, which one will actually be finalised will be known by 2019.

Dec 21, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

Return of the comet: 96P spotted by NASA satellite

NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) misson captured  the comet entering the lower right corner of its view on October 25, before leaving on October 30, a statement said on Friday. 
 

Nov 04, 2017, 17:58 PM IST

Small space object pays a visit to our galaxy

Observations are still underway and if so, then it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.

Oct 28, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

Rare photos of spaceship before it hit comet revealed

The European Space Agency (ESA) has shared a hidden image from Rosetta spacecraft, moments before it struck a comet.

Sep 30, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

Hubble telescope spots farthest active inbound comet

Slightly warmed by the Sun, it has already begun to develop a fuzzy cloud of dust over 100,000 kilometres wide, called a coma, enveloping a tiny, solid nucleus of frozen gas and dust.

Sep 30, 2017, 14:13 PM IST

April Fool's Day comet set to make closest approach to Earth in more than 100 years

A comet, being called the April Fool`s Day comet, is set to make its closest approach to Earth in more than 100 years, claim NASA officials.

Apr 01, 2017, 12:27 PM IST

Rosetta images reveal large, growing crack on comet 67P

In images taken in June 2016 by the Rosetta probe, a new 500- to 1,000-foot-long fracture was identified parallel to the original fracture spotted in August 2014.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:25 PM IST

Trip around the Sun may alter production of one form of water in comet

Astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, observed the Oort cloud comet C/2014 Q2 when it passed near Earth in early 2015. 

Mar 01, 2017, 12:17 PM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

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.

Feb 09, 2017, 22:27 PM IST

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.

Jan 03, 2017, 00:43 AM IST