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On a new list of the 100 most influential people on Earth, three work at the same California address, where they've led projects to study things that are not on Earth. The list announced today by TIME Magazine includes Don Yeomans, Pete Theisinger and Richard Cook, all at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
There is a small but non-negligible chance that Comet 2013 A1 will strike Mars next year in October of 2014
Latest indications are this relatively small comet has broken into even smaller, even less significant, chunks of dust and ice.
Arizona, Nevada and Southern California residents got a brilliantly bright treat Wednesday night as a possible fragment of an asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere and streaked across the southwestern sky.
Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth.
You may have heard the news: Comet Elenin is coming to the inner-solar system this fall.
Since the dawn of the space age, humanity has sent 16 robotic emissaries to fly by some of the solar system's most intriguing and nomadic occupants -- comets and asteroids.
With 100 tons of space rock and rubble bombarding the planet each and every day, you'd think you could stick your head out the window any night of the week and easily catch a glimpse of a space rock's final moments.
Italian astronomer Andrea Boattini discovered six comets in 2008 while tracking cosmic debris throughout the solar system at Mount Lemmon Observatory in Arizona.
The year is 1908, and it's just after seven in the morning. A man is sitting on the front porch of a trading post at Vanavara in Siberia. Little does he know, in a few moments, he will be hurled from his chair and the heat will be so intense he will feel as though his shirt is on fire.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.