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Part of Comet ISON Likely Survived After All
Science & Tech  (tags: comet, Comet ISON, nasa, space, research, astronomy, discovery, sun, solar wind, sun-grazing )

- 1301 days ago -
At least part of comet ISON likely survived the comet's graze past the sun Thursday, a new scientific analysis shows, despite initial widespread agreement that the comet had likely been fried to bits.
First Evidence of Comet Striking Earth Found in Egypt
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, research, study, Egypt, comet, striking Earth, evidence )

- 1353 days ago -
A team of scientists claims to have found the first-ever definitive evidence of a comet striking Earth.
Perseid Meteor Shower: Earth Bombarded By Tons of Meteoroid Dust
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, space, study, technology, meteor shower, dust, comet, atmosphere, light streaks )

- 1412 days ago -
When the annual Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight and Monday (Aug. 11 and 12), dusty fragments ripped from the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle will burn up in Earth's atmosphere, leaving streaks of light across the sky.
Comet Making Closest Approach Ever of Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: comet, earth, science, space, nasa )

- 1571 days ago -
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A recently discovered comet is closer than it's ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it.
New Comet Discovered - May Become One of Brightest in History
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, comet, brightest ever? )

- 1729 days ago -
A new comet discovered recently may become as bright as the moon around winter solstice 2013
Comets - Pacman and Hartley
Science & Tech  (tags: comet, astronomy, science, scientists, space )

- 2452 days ago -
Touring the solar system with a 6 year orbital period, small comet Hartley 2 (103/P Hartley) will make its closest approach to planet Earth on October 20 and its closest approach to the Sun on October 28. It may become a naked-eye comet,
"Kryptonite" Comet Making Closest Approach to Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, comet, earth, science, scientists, space )

- 2458 days ago -
A pale green interloper among the stars of Cassiopeia, Comet Hartley 2 glows like an escapee from Krypton at the center of this exposure taken on the night of Sept. 28, 2010, by NASA astronomer Bill Cooke.
Encounters With Comet Hartley 2
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, comet, science, scientists, space )

- 2475 days ago -
An icy visitor is positioning itself for easier viewing in the coming weeks. Periodic Comet 103P/Hartley 2 won't have the pizzazz of Comet Hale-Bopp or the unexpected spectacle of Comet Holmes. But it will be high in the evening sky
Cometary Impact on Neptune: Herschel Data Point to Collision About Two Centuries Ago
Science & Tech  (tags: Neptune, Collision, comet, planets, solar system )

- 2530 days ago -
A comet may have hit the planet Neptune about two centuries ago. This is indicated by the distribution of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere of the gas giant that researchers .
(Video) Sungrazing Comet
Science & Tech  (tags: SOHO, NASA, space weather, sun, comet, technology, tech, research, scientists, space, interesting, astronomy )

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- 2632 days ago -
Today, the sun had a comet for breakfast. The icy visitor from the outer solar system appeared with no warning on April 9th and plunged into the sun during the early hours of April 10th.
'Life Chemical' Detected in Comet
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Scientists, Discovery, Comet, Chemical, Building Block, Amino Acid, Life, Organisms, Molecules, Comet Wild-2, 2004, Stardust Probe )

- 2867 days ago -
Scientists have identified one of the fundamental chemical buildings blocks of life in a comet for the first time, the US space agency (Nasa) reports. Glycine is an amino acid found in proteins, the sophisticated molecules that organisms use > Cont.
'Life Chemical' Detected in Comet
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, comet, chemical, life, glycine, amino acids )

- 2867 days ago -
Scientists have identified one of the fundamental chemical buildings blocks of life in a comet for the first time, (Nasa) reports.Glycine is an amino acid found in proteins,the sophisticated molecules that organisms use to build & maintain their systems.
Comet Smashed Mars Out of Shape?
Science & Tech  (tags: mars, comet, asteroid )

- 3283 days ago -
A giant crater made by an asteroid or comet explains why Mars is so lopsided, with a basin on one hemisphere and high terrain on the other, three separate teams of scientists said.The impact gouged out a hole 8,500km across and 10,600km long.
NEW YEAR COMET | SpaceWeather.Com
Science & Tech  (tags: space, weather, comet, new, year, tuttle, solar system, earth )

- 3464 days ago -
After a 13.6-year absence, Comet 8P/Tuttle is once again traveling through the inner solar system. At closest approach to Earth on Jan 1-2, 2008, the comet will brighten to 5 or 6 magnitude, barely visible to naked eye but a fine target for t'scope, cam.
Deep Impact Has New Mission for New Year
Science & Tech  (tags: Deep Impact, spacecraft, comet, mission, nasa, astronomy, scientists, extrasolar planets, space, interesting )

- 3480 days ago -
A former comet-slamming spacecraft will swing by Earth on New Year's Eve before starting a two-and-a-half-year journey to Comet Hartley 2.

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