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Posts tagged comets

May 21, 2014

 

Hale-Bopp comet with two tails

Tales About Tails

Have you ever wondered why comets look the way they do when they get close to the sun?

May 20, 2014

 

Image of zodiacal light in the night sky

Ashes To Ashes, Stardust To Stardust

The secret to the origins of life on Earth could be in the dust that's leftover after solar systems form.

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

 

Lava flow

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

 

mcnaught comet

Swift’s Comet

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

December 19, 2006

 

asteriods Ida and Dactyl

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.

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