comets

Neptune

Astronomers Officially Name the Newest Moon of Neptune

Hippocamp may have been forged by the fallout of an impact billions of years ago.
Becky Ferreira
2.20.19
Start Rolling Your Blunts

We Have 12 New Hubble Images of the Universe and It's Looking Gorgeous

The Hubble Space Telescope is filling out its gallery of distant Messier objects.
Becky Ferreira
3.20.18
Space

Goodbye Rosetta, the Comet Orbiter Sacrificing Itself for Science

Rosetta will smash into its comet today, bringing an end to its mission.
Victoria Turk
9.30.16
Space

Philae Found! Comet Chaser Rosetta Spots Lander Weeks Before Its Death

Philae wins longest game of hide and seek.
Ben Sullivan
9.5.16
explosions

Watch a Comet Outburst from the Rosetta Orbiter’s Perspective

“Catching an event like this was pure luck.”
Becky Ferreira
8.25.16
Space

​We’ll Never Hear From the Philae Comet Lander Again, Sob

In space, no one can hear you scream.
Victoria Turk
7.26.16
comets

Comets, Meteors, and Other Space Phenomena Depicted Over 1,000 Years

From the Bayeux Tapestry to early American photography.
Sarah Emerson
6.7.16
waves

Mars Was Once Home to 400-Foot-High Waves Caused by Meteor Impacts

Mars had some pretty epic surfing conditions back in the day.
Becky Ferreira
5.19.16
Space

Happy Anniversary Giotto, the Probe That Flew By Halley’s Comet 30 Years Ago

Giotto's legacy paved the way for ESA's current Rosetta mission.
Victoria Turk
3.14.16
Space

Indian Man May Be First Ever Confirmed Meteorite Death

There aren't many less likely ways to die, however.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.8.16
Space

Goodbye, Philae

Rosetta’s comet lander Philae is dead. Most probably.
Victoria Turk
1.25.16
Space

Last-Ditch Attempt to Contact Philae Comet Lander Fails

It's not looking good for the comet-landing spacecraft.
Victoria Turk
1.12.16
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