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It's the pits: Comet observed by spacecraft seems to have sinkholes

NEW YORK – Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes.

That’s what scientists think after analyzing data from a comet observed by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft. 113 more words


Crash Course Astronomy #21 - Comets

The name of this blog is “Hop on a Comet” and the idea for that title came from thinking about how much I love astronomy and how fun it would be to ride around the solar system on a comet as it journeys around the Sun. 29 more words


Lovecraftian Solar System, Part II: Comets in Lovecraft's Tales

Comet of 1811 (www.gutenberg.org)

In his astronomical writings, H.P. Lovecraft cited a number of instances where he observed comets.  For example, the first comet Lovecraft observed was Borelli’s Comet in August 1903.  1,007 more words

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Close Up Picture of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Traveling at 135,000 km/hr ( 84,000 miles/hr) through space it is being photographed by European Space Agency’s Rosetta Spacecraft.

For more information on this comet named after its Russian discoverers, see further:    http://ktwop.com/tag/comet-67p-cg/

Physics News

A permanent cloud of moon dust could cause trouble for space travel

The moon may be a lot dustier than we previously thought. Scientists from the University of Colorado-Boulder have found evidence (paywall) of a permanent dust cloud surrounding the moon as a result of thousands of tiny collisions of comet dust particles with the moon’s surface. 344 more words