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Newfound Comet Likely an ‘Interstellar Visitor,’ Scientists Say
A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside the solar system.
September 13, 2019
Mystery Unfolds Around Purported ‘Alien Megastructure’ Orbiting Star
The Kepler Space Telescope looks for changes in the light emitted by some 150,000 stars. The idea is ...
August 10, 2016
Great Balls of Fire: The Truth About Scotland’s Mysterious Flash of Light
On Monday, Feb. 29, around 18:45, many lucky people in Scotland and the north of England witnessed something ...
March 3, 2016
Astronomers Say Comet 67P May be Home to Microbial Life (Video)
Two astronomers examining the findings of Philae and its mother ship Rosetta say there's compelling evidence that the ...
July 7, 2015
Spacecraft That Landed on Comet Finally Wakes Up
To scientists' relief and delight, the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last fall has woken up ...
June 14, 2015
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Comet Dust Coats Mercury With ‘Invisible Paint’
Scientists have long puzzled over the planet Mercury’s dark, barely reflective surface. Now they believe they have the ...
April 1, 2015
Rosetta Captures Stunning Views, Diverse Data of Comet 67P (Video)
The first images of the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe comet orbit could provide clues about its origin ...
January 24, 2015
MESSENGER Data Suggest Recurring Meteor Shower on Mercury
The closest planet to the sun appears to get hit by a periodic meteor shower, possibly associated with ...
December 18, 2014
Rosetta Is Making a Splash Again, but Results Show Comet’s Water Not the Same as Earth’s
The first results on comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko obtained by instruments on-board the Rosetta spacecraft have been announced – ...
December 11, 2014
No Signals Heard From Comet Lander Saturday
The European Space Agency received no signals from the Philae lander Saturday morning during a scheduled effort to ...
November 15, 2014
Rosetta Comet Craft Lands in Shadow, Faces Power Problems (+Videos)
Ground controller will try to adjust the Philae lander to make sure its solar panels can catch the ...
November 13, 2014
European Spacecraft Makes History With 1st Landing on Comet (+Factsheet)
Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the ...
November 12, 2014
Comet Families Similar to Our Own Are Found Around Star Beta Pictoris
A detailed study of comets orbiting the young nearby star Beta Pictoris was published yesterday in the journal ...
October 23, 2014
Attention All Martian Satellites and Rovers – a Comet Is Coming
As every good marketing manager knows, value for money is a major driver for the success of a ...
October 20, 2014
Space, the Financial Frontier—How Citizen Scientists Took Control of a Spaceship
The latest and perhaps most inspiring example of private space adventurism is a crowd-funded project to resurrect a ...
October 5, 2014
Did Exploding Comet Leave Trail of Nanodiamonds?
Tiny diamonds invisible to the human eye—but confirmed by microscope—add weight to a theory first proposed in 2007 ...
August 30, 2014
Rosetta Will Teach Us More About Comets Than We Have Learned in 50 Years
The spacecraft is Rosetta, and its target is 67P/Churuymov-Gerasimenko, named after its Ukrainian discoverers. The spacecraft will study ...
August 10, 2014
Did All of Earth’s Water Originally Come From Outer Space?
A comet carrying enough water to fill a small lake provided astronomers with the first tangible evidence to ...
June 27, 2014
Bill Nye Talks Asteroid-Attacking Laser Bees, Other Cool Stuff
A swarm of flying robots spewing lasers may one day save the Earth.
April 29, 2014
Naked-Eye Comet May Appear in March
Our solar system is expecting a visitor called Comet Pan-STARRS, which might be visible in the evening sky ...
February 12, 2013
Defiant Hong Kong Protesters Face Off With Police, Denouncing Police’s Power Abuse
Biden Denies Talking to Son About Ukraine Business Dealings, Says He’ll Beat Trump ‘Like a Drum’
Iran’s Military Leaders Say They Will Leave No Safety Zone for Enemies After US Announces Troop Deployment
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Australian PM Pledges $150 Million to Support NASA’s Mission to Mars
Joe Kennedy Formally Announces His Bid for US Senate
2 Dead, 9 Injured During Packed Night Club Shooting in South Carolina
Trump: ‘The Press Has Had a Very Bad Week With All of the Mistakes Made at the New York Times and Other Places’