Latest Extinct comet Stories
A team of astronomers from the University of Anitoquia, Medellin, Colombia, have discovered a graveyard of comets.
The extraterrestrial rock is tumbling through space alongside thousands of similar objects in our solar system's main asteroid belt, roughly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
According to a team of astrophysicists, a number of the heavenly bodies drifting about in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter were previously comets that had been ejected from their orbit around planets.
It is nothing new for the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) to discover another comet â€“ it has already found more than 1350. But the latest is a bit different - SOHO had spotted it twice before.
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