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Scientists Find Link Between Comet and Asteroid Showers and Mass Extinctions
Science & Tech  (tags: mass extinction, comets, asteroid impacts, astronomy )

Steve
- 310 days ago - phys.org
Mass extinctions occurring over the past 260 million years were likely caused by comet and asteroid showers, scientists conclude in a new study
Comet Impacts May Have Produced The Building Blocks For Life On Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, comets, life, nasa, astronomy, investigation, research, technology )

Michael
- 372 days ago - iflscience.com
The theory that comets may have kick-started life on Earth 4 billion years ago in some shape or form is not entirely new. However, the latest research provides fresh evidence for the theory - and it could have implications for finding life on other worlds
EarthâEUR(TM)s Water May Have Come From Comets, Asteroids or Something Else Entirely
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, society, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, Earth, water, comets, asteroids, origin, oceans, solar system )

Darren
- 552 days ago - scientificamerican.com
To discover the origin of the oceans, scientists are investigating our solar systemâEUR(TM)s farthest reaches and earliest moments [Preview Article, more links at site]
What Is Comet Dust Made of?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, comets, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, COSIMA, discovery, esa, news, Rosetta, space )

Kayleen
- 577 days ago - csmonitor.com
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft--in orbit around Comet 67P--analyzed dust blown out from the comet by solar radiation and just discovered they are composed of dry fluffy grains made of sodium. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Ditch the Cigarettes to See Comet Lovejoy, Says Astronomer
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, Lovejoy, green comet, comets )

Beatrice
- 594 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse of comet 'Lovejoy' this weekend should ditch the cigarettes, an astronomer has advised. The glowing green comet is making its closest approach to Earth at the moment, proving amateur astronomers a sight that will not
Rosetta Comet Probe Contradicts Current Theories About Source of Earth's Water
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, comets, Earth, ESA, interesting, news, science, space, University of Bern )

Kayleen
- 621 days ago - cbsnews.com
Data from the Rosetta spacecraft flying along with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko concludes that asteroids, not comets, delivered the lion's share of the water making up Earth's oceans. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Bizarre 'Pyramid' on Comet: How Did It Get There? (+Video)
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, comets, discovery, European Space Agency )

Kayleen
- 680 days ago - csmonitor.com
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has beamed back spectacular images that show a giant 82-foot-tall pyramid-shaped boulder called "Cheops" on the surface of its target comet. A great discovery as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Possible Meteor Shower: Comet 209P/LINEAR
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, meteors, shooting stars, comets, science )

Beatrice
- 832 days ago - nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov
Earth will be passing through the debris field of Comet 209P/LINEAR and this may result in a beautiful display of shooting stars the evening of May 23rd to the morning of May 24th, peaking in the US around 6:00-8:00 AM UTC (2:00-4:00 AM EDT).
Comet ISON Nears Sun for Thanksgiving Encounter in NASA Video
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, research, nasa, interesting, Comets, Sun )

Dee
- 1002 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A NASA spacecraft has captured its best video yet of the icy Comet ISON streaking toward a Thanksgiving Day encounter with a sun, a close shave that the comet might just not survive.
Ring 'Ripples' in Saturn and Jupiter Linked to Comets
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, astronomy, planets, solar system, Saturn's rings, Jupiter's rings, comets, space )

Beatrice
- 1969 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scientists say that strange ripples observed in the ring systems of Saturn and Jupiter were caused by comets. The ripples, which the researchers say resemble the undulations of corrugated metal, were detected in both Saturn's rings and in Jupiter's
Massive Dark Object 'Lurking on Edge of Solar System Hurling Comets at Earth'
Science & Tech  (tags: Massive dark object, solar system, Earth, comets )

Anna
- 2088 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A massive dark object may be lurking on the edge of our solar system, according to scientists.Most comets that fly into the inner solar system seem to come from the outer region of the Oort cloud - a region of icy dust and debris left over from the birth
The Sun Steals Comets From Other Stars - NASA Science
Science & Tech  (tags: space, sun, comets, interesting, science, stars )

Mary
- 2102 days ago - science.nasa.gov
Nov. 23, 2010: The next time you thrill at the sight of a comet blazing across the night sky, consider this: it's a stolen pleasure. You're enjoying the spectacle at the expense of a distant star.
It Came From Outer Space
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, comets, life, research, scientists, space, science )

Michelle
- 2173 days ago - stumbleupon.com
Could life on Earth as we know it have come from outer space? New research from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists shows that comets that crashed into Earth millions of years ago could have produced amino acids
Image of the Day: The Red Arc of Comet Siding Spring
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, scientists, space, comets )

Michelle
- 2186 days ago - stumbleupon.com
Comets terrified Henry V111 and the Elizabethans. But we think they're cool (as long as they miss the Pale Blue Dot). Some astronomers are increasingly thinking comets delivered Earth's original supply of organics.This is comet "Siding Spring" ...
Oldest Asteroid and Newest Comet Visits
Science & Tech  (tags: Asteroids, comets, world, news, science, sky at night, astronomy, society )

Monica
- 2739 days ago - gympietimes.com.au
THE first asteroid ever to be discovered, Ceres, will be visible in Gympie's skies from tonight.Lulin will also be visible for the next week
 

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