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
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
Out of the two missions, which one will actually be finalised will be known by 2019.Dec 21, 2017, 13:16 PM IST
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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