The big news on the science front this week was the landing of Philae on a comet, and I found it interesting to note how the news media reported it. 831 more words
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The term “Oort Cloud” may be obscure for many people, but it’s familiar terrain for astronomy buffs. It’s a giant spherical swarm of trillions of proto-comets, lurking at the outer fringes of the Solar System, so far away that it may stretch a quarter of the way to the nearest star. 638 more words
Comets: Are they weird,
Or just dirty snow?