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Hubble Spies Comet’s Spinning Tail During Near-Earth...

Hubble Spies Comet’s Spinning Tail During Near-Earth Fly-By 

On April 4, 2016, Comet 252P/LINEAR flew within 3.3 million miles of Earth. NASA’s Hubble team took advantage of the situation to capture imagery of the icy comet; making it the closest celestial body, other than the moon, to be observed by the space telescope.

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My comets have been acting up.  I have hopefully worked it all out with WordPress so that they work now.  As always, I moderate the comets since some people are crazy (not you, but that one, over there) and I am busy with the gym etc. 33 more words

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Hubble Telescope reveals a comet's close encounter

NASA’s Hubble Telescope records one of Earth’s closest encounters with a comet.

NASA researchers using the Hubble Telescope recorded Comet 252P/LINEAR as it passed Earth. The comet had one of the closest trajectories to earth in recorded history. 82 more words

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Aliens Or Comets? Experts Still Unsure About Tabby’s Star

It started as a sensational, attention-grabbing headline in the fall of 2015. Little did I know I had just jumped on a child’s teeter totter that is almost impossible to disembark from. 201 more words

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What can we learn from comets?  These “dirty...

What can we learn from comets? 

These “dirty snowballs” can teach us about the history of our solar system.

By: Physics World.

Tailless Comet Is ‘Time Capsule’ From Earth...

Tailless Comet Is ‘Time Capsule’ From Earth Formation Era 

Spectral analysis of the “Manx” comet (C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)), using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, revealed characteristics of an inner solar system asteroid in pristine condition.

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