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Posts tagged comets

November 7, 2012

 

Comet Hale Bop

What Is The Difference Between Comets And Asteroids?

You've heard about comets and asteroids in space. What is the different?

January 27, 2011

 

The Oort Cloud

The Oort Cloud And Comets

Have you heard about the Oort Cloud?

July 19, 2010

 

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Kamikaze Comet ‘Stars’ In New Science Video

We bet you have never seen a space video quite like this. No one has!

October 7, 2009

 

The Earth from outerspace.

A Brief History of the Early Earth

What is our earth's history? New research suggests that life on Earth has existed without interruption for longer than we thought.

June 11, 2009

 

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Deep Heat

If you've been to a cave, you might think that it's cold underground. Nothing could be further from the truth. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 15, 2007

 

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Swift’s Comet

What happens to a comet after it's exciting entrance into our orbit?

December 19, 2006

 

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Below the Belt

What is the difference between an asteroid and a comet?

December 2, 2005

 

The Tenth Planet?

On last count, there were nine planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Soon, however, we might need to add a tenth planet to the solar lineup. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 28, 2005

 

Oort

Ancient people believed comets were omens. Sometimes they were thought to signal the fall of empires, other times the birth of kings. Even today, when we’re all supposed to be much more intelligent, people do crazy things when comets pass by. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 16, 2004

 

The Time Before Fire

Did you know that there was a time before fire ever existed? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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