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March 19, 2018

 

Life From Space Dust

One theory about how life began on Earth: it was transported here by space dust.

December 13, 2017

 

Via the source, this is a long exposure of a night sky when the Geminids were happening. This photo can give you a sense of how many meteors it's possible to see over an extended viewing.

Meteor Showers

The Geminid Meteor Showers peak on December 13th and 14th 2017.

October 20, 2017

 

The images above are composite images and a montage of 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko (the comet mentioned in the post below) releasing gas. The photo editor used images released by the European Space Agency.

Comets Delivered Xenon

Some of the xenon in Earth's atmosphere may have been delivered by comet impacts.

September 8, 2017

 

Other planets may have water, but not complex life like Earth.

Waterworlds Throughout The Galaxy

Earth, with its habitable conditions, may be incredibly rare.

February 15, 2016

 

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Presenting Pluto: A Geologically Active World

Pluto's crater-less surface indicates the presence of geological processes that have erased the marks left by asteroids and comets.

May 21, 2014

 

The Hale-Bopp comet, which passed by Earth in 1997, had two bright 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

 

If conditions are just right, you can actually see interplanetary dust in the form of zodiacal light.

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

 

Here is the 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 And Comets

Have you heard about the Oort Cloud?

July 19, 2010

 

Kamikaze Comet ‘Stars’ In New Science Video

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

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