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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

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.

Dec 15, 2016, 10:59 AM IST

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.

Oct 14, 2016, 17:22 PM IST

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.


Oct 01, 2016, 12:19 PM IST

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.

Sep 30, 2016, 10:29 AM IST

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.

Sep 17, 2016, 11:28 AM IST

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.

Aug 05, 2016, 00:18 AM IST

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. 

Apr 06, 2016, 16:59 PM IST