News tagged with retrograde orbit

What is Halley's Comet?

Halley's Comet, also known as 1P/Halley, is the most well known comet in the Solar System. As a periodic (or short-term comet) it has orbital period that is less than 200 years, and has therefore been observed ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Space Exploration
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NEOWISE spies its first comet

(Phys.org) —NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft has spotted a never-before-seen comet—its first such discovery since coming out of hibernation late last year.

dateMar 03, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Triton: A subsurface ocean?

Neptune's largest moon Triton is most likely a captured Kuiper Belt Object. The capture of icy Triton and the subsequent taming of its orbit likely led to the formation of a subsurface ocean through tidal ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Planet gets fresh look by UT astronomers

Work by a team of University of Texas at Arlington astronomers could significantly broaden astrophysicists' search for planets in other solar systems by changing the way they think about the orbiting bodies.

dateSep 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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