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Comets smell

Comets smell, they say,
like a barnyard and rotten eggs
and you said where does the stench go in zero gravity? 132 more words


Comets Comets Comets - Will Rosetta & Philae recapture the public's imagination?

Last year, at the very end of November, the world of space and science revelled in the spotlight for a while as comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) passed close to earth, passing round the sun, only to disappear in a few lingering wisps of cometary debris. 520 more words

Astrophysics & Space

The Key to the End of the World

This silly little story was written at my writers’ group where we had a 20 minute time limit and a prompt of ‘The Key’. It isn’t my best work but it is quite fun. 527 more words

Science Fiction

Comets smell like rotten eggs, horse urine!

The smell of comets is quite strong, with the odour of rotten eggs (hydrogen sulphide), of horse stable (ammonia) and the pungent, suffocating odour of formaldehyde, it has been revealed. 120 more words

Science & Innovation

Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Surprisingly Tiny Nucleus

astroengine writes The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has become the first instrument orbiting Mars to beam back images of comet Siding Spring’s nucleus and coma. 107 more words

Watch This: Rosetta: The Ambition

The European Space Agency have released a wonderful piece of science fiction to promote the upcoming Rosetta mission to land on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It’s a gorgeous short film and if it fails to excite you about space exploration then you’re probably dead inside. ;)


End Times Matrix News - Dragon Star

A great show featuring a great deal of discussion about the dragon star and comets.  The astronomically related signs in the heavens are looked at concerning Endtime prophecy. 47 more words