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    1. Blue Comet Meets Blue Stars
      Mon Feb 12 03:11:34 2018
      Whats that heading for the Pleiades star cluster? It appears to be Comet C2016 R2 PanSTARRS, but here, appearances are deceiving. On the right and far in the background, the famous Pleiades star cluster is dominated by blue light from massive youn[...]
    2. Great Comet
      Mon Feb 5 00:00:00 2018
      The Great Comet of 1843 shines above the Cape of Good Hope in this painting by Charles Piazzi Smyth , a British astronomer at the Royal Observatory in South Africa. The comet was the brightest in several centuries, visible even in daylight, and it[...]
    3. 12,800 Years Ago, Earth Was Struck by a Disintegrating Comet, Setting Off Global Firestorms
      Sat Feb 3 13:59:21 2018
      According to a massive research study, Earth was struck by a comet 12,800 years ago that caused massive wildfires to rage over 10 of its surface. The post 12,800 Years Ago, Earth Was Struck by a Disintegrating Comet, Setting Off Global Firestorm[...]
    4. This was the Snowstorm Rosetta Saw When it Got 79 km Away From Comet 67P
      Wed Jan 24 13:55:48 2018
      The ESA recently released images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft when it witnessed a "snowstorm" while making a flyby of Comet 67P The post This was the Snowstorm Rosetta Saw When it Got 79 km Away From Comet 67P appeared first on Universe Toda[...]
    5. Shoemaker-Levy 9: Comets Impact Left Its Mark on Jupiter
      Tue Jan 23 08:45:00 2018
      When comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 smashed into Jupiter in 1994, it sent ripple effects both physically and politically. [...]
    6. Dust Storm in Space: Rosetta Probe Captured Comet Blizzard Photo
      Mon Jan 22 04:56:00 2018
      A newly released image, taken by the European Space Agencys Rosetta spacecraft, depicts hundreds of dust particles barreling away from Comet 67PChuryumov-Gerasimenko, which the probe orbited from August 2014 to September 2016. [...]
    7. Blue Comet in the Hyades
      Thu Jan 18 00:24:27 2018
      Stars of the Hyades cluster are scattered through this mosaic spanning over 5 degrees on the sky toward the constellation Taurus. Presently cruising through the Solar System, the remarkably blue comet C2016 R2 PanSTARRS is placed in the wide field o[...]
    8. On This Day In Space! Jan. 15, 2006: Stardust Spacecraft Returns Samples of Comet Dust
      Mon Jan 15 06:25:00 2018
      On January 15, 2006, NASAs Stardust spacecraft returned to Earth to drop off a capsule that contained the first samples of a comet and interstellar dust. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series here. [...]
    9. Three Galaxies and a Comet
      Sun Jan 14 06:23:18 2018
      Diffuse starlight and dark nebulae along the southern Milky Way arc over the horizon and sprawl diagonally through this gorgeous nightscape. The breath-taking mosaic spans a wide 100 degrees, with the rugged terrain of the Patagonia, Argentina re[...]
    10. Blue Comet PanSTARRS
      Fri Jan 12 10:59:59 2018
      Discovered with the PanSTARRS telescope on September 7, 2016, this Comet PanSTARRS, C2016 R2, is presently about 24 light minutes 3 AU from the Sun, sweeping through planet Earths skies across the background of stars in the constellation Taurus. A[...]

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