Comet

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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10.28.15
Astronomers find pure oxygen leaking from Rosetta's comet
10.28.15

Astronomers find pure oxygen leaking from Rosetta's comet

This discovery could revolutionize our understanding of how the solar system came to be.

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07.31.15
Philae delivered crucial comet data despite its bumpy landing
07.31.15

Philae delivered crucial comet data despite its bumpy landing

Rosetta's Philae lander has made a bunch of comet discoveries.

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