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Dec. 17, 2010

Science Diction: Comet

In this month's Science Diction, we look at the origins of the word 'comet.'

science diction, word, comet, space

Jan. 04, 2013

A Journey to the Oort Cloud, Where Comets Are Born

The comet ISON, discovered by two amateur astronomers last year, will zoom past the Earth next fall. But where did it come from?

comet, meteor shower, asteroids, oort cloud, fraknoi

Nov. 14, 2014

The First Touchdown on a Comet

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander is the first probe to touch down on a comet.

european space agency, philae lander, comet, rosetta, joel parker

Oct. 31, 2014

Scientists Sniff Smelly Comet

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected the scent of a comet...and it stinks.

comet, odor, space, european space agency, rosetta, rosina, ammonia, sulphur dioxide, methane, kathrin altwegg, 67p/c-g

Nov. 22, 2013

ISON: The Comet of the Century . . . or Is It?

As Comet ISON skirts the sun, it could be destroyed—or emerge, even more spectacular than before.

ISON, comet, comet of the century, andrew fraknoi

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