Neatorama Posts Tagged "comet"
Rosetta, the Comet-chasing Spacecraft

Ten years ago, the European Space agency launched...  ...pace probe with its mission to harpoon and ride a comet .The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe aims fo...  ...on. The billion-euro machine will catch up with a comet , circle it slowly, and throw down a lander to the...  ...be and its lander, Philae, w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/18/Rosetta-the-Comet-chasing-Spacecraft/
The Life and Death of Comet ISON

A little over a year ago,...  ...over a year ago, we told you about a very bright comet on its way that we'd see in late 2013. It turns o...  ...way that we'd see in late 2013. It turns out that Comet ISON is not quite the light show we expected; in...  ...w we expected; in fact, it may be a goner. As the *stron...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/12/01/The-Life-and-Death-of-Comet-ISON/
Comet Pan-Starrs Moonset

[http://vimeo.com/61783393] (vimeo link)In case yo...  ...ow and Easter, enjoy this time-lapse video of the comet called Pan-STARRS.Pan-STARRS first peeked over th...  ...ng views came on the evening of Mar. 12, when the comet flew near the thin crescent moon. The object will...  ...the end of the month.There's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/16/Comet-Pan-Starrs-Moonset/
Coming Soon: A Very Bright Comet

Astronomers have discovered a new comet that should be visible from Earth in 2013, and sh...  ...ven brighter than a full moon at its peak!The new comet , named C/2012 S1 (ISON) was found by the Internat...  ...your new calendars for 2013. Read more about the comet at Astronomy...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/10/03/Coming-Soon-A-Very-Bright-Comet/
Comet Lovejoy, As Seen From Space

On December 21, 2011, International Space...  ...rbank captured the spectacular sight of Comet Lovejoy as seen from 240 miles above th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/28/comet-lovejoy-as-seen-from-space/
A Future Close Encounter...

Astronomers have discovered a new source of meteor...  ...new source of meteor showers, very likely from a comet , that may be coming to an Earth near you. While e...  ...understanding meteor showers. If the path of the comet intersects the orbit of the Earth, we plow throug...  ...th’s orbit, and the bugs wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/28/a-future-close-encounter/
Comet Dives into the Sun

Video Link (Courtesy NASA/Berkeley) In this q...  ...assembled from para-Earth-orbiting spacecraft, a comet can be seen diving into the Sun's lower atmospher...  ...chance of witnessing something like the kamikaze comet that they spotted in March. Seeing comets and other sm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/05/24/comet-dives-into-the-sun/
Jupiter's Temporary Moons...

Sarah Zielinski writes in The Smithsonian that Jup...  ...st planet in our solar system, occasionally pulls comets into its orbit. Sometimes, as with comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994 (pictured), Jupiter's gr...  ...94 (pictured), Jupiter's gravity will even pull a comet into a d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/16/jupiters-temporary-moons/
Did A Comet Wipe Out The Mammoths?

Scientists have long pondered an event 12,900 year...  ...nd the North American camel. One theory is that a comet broke into fragments and showered burning materia...  ...tion of the nanodiamonds could be a sign that the comet broke into pieces in space and that the fragments...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/01/02/did-a-comet-wipe-out-the-mammoths/
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