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Its surface is covered in a sticky black gunk akin to the bottom of a very old and well used barbecue. And it's hurling toward earth to make a fly by, May, 31st, 2013. Scientists are not sure where this unusually large space rock, which was
An Invercargill photographer has captured stunning images of a meteor shower over the Otago Harbour this week...He said he needed a clear view to the north east, so drove to Aramoana at the entrance to Otago Harbour to take the snaps. "As soon as I
3 May 2013 A Russian scientist has claimed that he has found the first fragments of a mystery object which caused a huge explosion over Siberia more than a century ago. The Tunguska Event in June 1908 saw a mysterious blast more powerful than the
The operators of the Hubble Space Telescope say the orbiting observatory has snapped photos of an approaching comet. The Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute says the Comet Ison is being called the comet of the century'' because it could
ments Comet of the century? ISON has 'potential' to be visible all day. As sun-grazing comet ISON approaches the sun, it's getting progressively brighter and might even flare into a dazzling object bright enough to be visible in broad daylight. By
AFP A recently discovered comet, dazzlingly bright even though it is still almost as far away as Jupiter, is racing toward a November rendezvous with the sun, officials say. If it survives the encounter and that's a big if the comet may be visible
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have captured images of a recently discovered, highly active comet that will skim 730,000 miles above the Sun's surface on Nov. 28 and has the potential to be readily visible from Earth.
Conn. A Yale scientist says a rock that crashed through the roof of a home in Wolcott was a meteorite. Police say resident Larry Bech called them Saturday morning to report that his home had been damaged by a falling rock the night before.
If you happen to look up in the sky this November and see an object brighter than the moon, have no fear: It’s only the “comet of the century.” That’s the impressive moniker being given to Comet ISON because
The mysterious traces of water in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter came from a comet that smashed into the largest planet of the solar system in 1994, the European Space agency (ESA) has found. ESA's Herschel space observatory solved the long-standing