Latest Comet Hale-Bopp Stories
It is a tricky balance, because comets have been notorious for disappointment in the past, particularly when media grabs hold of the subject and helps hype up events like this.
Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) is racing toward an uncomfortably close rendezvous with the Sun, according to a new series of images from the Gemini Earth Observatory.
A comet discovered by a Queen’s University Belfast supported project will be visible in UK and Irish skies from tomorrow evening (Tuesday 12 March) onwards.
We've had our fair share of close calls from asteroids recently, but a neighboring planet will soon have its day in the spotlight as a comet grazes past it.
On Thanksgiving 2013, the massive Comet ISON is expected pass close to the Sun, putting on a spectacular display that may last as long as two months.
Rsearch provides the first constraint on the age of cometary material from a known comet.
Astronomers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Hawaii have discovered multiple fragments ejected during the largest cometary outburst ever witnessed.
In 1996, a 7-year-old boy in China bent over the eyepiece of a small telescope and saw something that would change his life--a comet of flamboyant beauty, bright and puffy with an active tail.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has probed the bright core of Comet 17P/Holmes, which, to the delight of sky watchers, mysteriously brightened by nearly a millionfold in a 24-hour period beginning Oct. 23, 2007.
Observational and theoretical studies of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the target of ESAâ€™s Rosetta mission, are building a detailed portrait of the cometâ€™s nucleus as it travels around the Sun.
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