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05.01.16
Scientists find a tailless comet from Earth's early days
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Scientists find a tailless comet from Earth's early days

The rocky body got kicked to the edge of the Solar System billions of years ago.

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03.29.16
Amateur astronomers caught a Jupiter impact on camera
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Amateur astronomers caught a Jupiter impact on camera

An asteroid or comet smacked into the gas giant, and there's telescope video to prove it.

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01.12.16
Philae comet lander has likely gone silent for good
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Philae comet lander has likely gone silent for good

A last-gasp attempt at contacting the lander hasn't received a response.

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11.24.15
That star's 'alien megastructure' is likely just a swarm of comets
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That star's 'alien megastructure' is likely just a swarm of comets

It's tempting to think that an unusual star is enveloped by alien satellites, but the truth is likely far more pedestrian.

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