Articles tagged "comet"

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New comet discovered - C/2013 L2 (Catalina)

New discovery of an apparently asteroidal object with cometary features was announced on June 9, 2013 (CBET 3548). New comet (discovery magnitude ~19.6) was found by R. A. Kowalski on CCD images obtained with the Catalina Sky Survey 0.68-m Schmidt telescope

June 11, 2013

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MSL/Curiosity looks like comet while traveling toward Mars

Astronomers at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium in Australia took incredible time-lapse video . The sequence shows a plume drifting against the background stars, probably caused by venting from the Centaur rocket stage that sent the Mars Science

November 29, 2011

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Comet and Coronal mass ejection

A comet discovered by amateur astronomers on Friday, Sept. 30th, disintegrated in spectacular fashion the very next day when it plunged into the sun. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory recorded the comet's last hours. The end was punctuated by an unexpected

October 04, 2011

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Real facts about comet Elenin statement by Leonid Elenin

SpaceObs, website run by Leonid Elenin, the most mysterious amateur astronomer that discovered Comet C/2010 X1 or Comet Elenin.Elenin was visible on STEREO A HI1 from September 6th to the 22nd where it then moves out of the field of view.  To see it you need to

September 27, 2011

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A bright meteor lit up the night sky above Atlanta

A bright meteor lit up the night sky above Atlanta on Sunday, August 28, 2011, in a dazzling display caught by NASA cameras. The meteor streaked over Atlanta, Ga., and its surrounding cities at the mind-blowing speed of about 52,800 mph (84,970 kph). NASA's...

August 29, 2011

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Sundiving comet and coronal mass ejection

A comet dove into the sun on May 11th and seemed to trigger a massive eruption. Watch the movie, then scroll down for further discussion. A comet goes in; a CME comes out. Coincidence? Probably, yes, the sequence was coincidental. The comet disintegrated

May 12, 2011

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Spiral comet seen above White Sea in Russia?!

Signs of  the Times site posted today interesting video from RealmLeaper -  recent sighting of strange object that could be spiral comet, over Severodvinsk in Russia, that was captured on February 26, 2011. There were also unconfirmed sighting of similar or even the

February 28, 2011

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Asteroid's Record-Breaking Brush with Earth Changed It Forever

A tiny asteroid that zipped by Earth this month made the closest-ever approach to our planet without hitting it, an encounter that changed its place in our solar system forever, NASA scientists say. The asteroid, called 2011 CQ1, came within 3,400 miles (5,471

February 26, 2011