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NEOWISE mission spies one comet, maybe two

NASA's NEOWISE mission has recently discovered some celestial objects traveling through our neighborhood, including one on the blurry line between asteroid and comet. Another—definitely a comet—might be seen with binoculars ...

dateDec 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Icy surprises at Rosetta's comet

As Rosetta's comet approached its most active period last year, the spacecraft spotted carbon dioxide ice – never before seen on a comet – followed by the emergence of two unusually large patches of water ice.

dateNov 18, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Far away, so close

During the last few weeks of its mission, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft ventured closer than it had ever been to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Eventually, it came to rest on the surface in a daring descent on 30 September ...

dateNov 14, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Comet dust under the microscope

Comet dust from the Rosetta mission is providing insights into the origins of our solar system. A research project focusing on the dust, which is supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and being carried at the Space Research ...

dateOct 10, 2016 in Space Exploration
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