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Draconid meteor outburst

On October 8th Earth is going to plow through a stream of dust from Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, and the result could be an outburst of Draconid meteors.

dateOct 05, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Puzzling comet composition solved?

For years comets have mystified scientists with their compositions that appear to have formed in both warm and cold environments, rather than in one location of a uniform temperature. But new research shows that the reason ...

dateOct 05, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Comet Elenin poses no threat to Earth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Often, comets are portrayed as harbingers of gloom and doom in movies and on television, but most pose no threat to Earth. Comet Elenin, the latest comet to visit our inner solar system, is no exception. ...

dateAug 17, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Comet Elenin: Preview of a coming attraction

(PhysOrg.com) -- You may have heard the news: Comet Elenin is coming to the inner-solar system this fall. Comet Elenin (also known by its astronomical name C/2010 X1), was first detected on Dec. 10, 2010 by Leonid Elenin, ...

dateMay 05, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Spring is fireball season

What are the signs of spring? They are as familiar as a blooming Daffodil, a songbird at dawn, a surprising shaft of warmth from the afternoon sun. And, oh yes, don't forget the meteors.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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