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Hale-Bopp, Haley’s, Levy-Shoemaker 9. These are just a few of the more well-known modern comets that have blazed across the night sky in our lifetime.
AstroPodcast - a new astronomy podcast launches with a world famous guest as the first interviewee. Coonabarabran, Australia (PRWEB) March 17, 2012 Today
Comets are icy and fragile. They spend most of their time orbiting through the dark outskirts of the solar system safe from destructive rays of intense sunlight. The deepest cold is their natural habitat.
On December 16, an armada of spacecraft witnessed something that many experts thought impossible. Comet Lovejoy flew through the hot atmosphere of the sun and emerged intact.
The SOHO spaceborne solar observatory today captured comet Lovejoy in its field of view for the first time, indicating that the icy body is on its final destructive plunge towards the Sun.
On October 25, 2006 a Delta II rocket launched from Cape Canaveral carrying two nearly identical spacecraft.
As people on Earth celebrate the holidays and prepare to ring in the New Year, an ESA/NASA spacecraft has quietly reached its own milestone: on December 26, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) discovered its 2000th comet.
Comet McNaught C/2009 R1 will become brighter than first thought and will be visible to the naked eye over the next few weeks.
British scientists have identified a new candidate for the biggest comet measured to date.
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