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CosmosUp | September 22, 2023

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Astonishing Image of Comet Lovejoy will Light Up Your Days

February 28, 2015 |

On December 27, 2014, while scanning the southern sky as part of the Dark Energy Survey, researchers snapped a picture of comet Lovejoy. The survey uses the 4-meter Victor M.Blanco Telescope located at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The image was captured using the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera, the world’s most powerful digital camera. Read More

Comet Lovejoy Shines Bright in Night Sky for Christmas

December 23, 2014 |

Keeping warm? 21/12 marked the start of astronomical winter for the northern hemisphere, meaning long nights and (hopefully) clear, cold skies. But we’ve also got another reason to brave the cold this week, as Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy is set to put on a show for northern hemisphere observers. Read More

New Rosetta Data Suggest Earth’s Water Didn’t Come From Comets

December 11, 2014 |

Take a virtual trip around the Solar System and you’ll come to one conclusion pretty quickly: Earth is odd. One of the most significant oddities about our pale blue dot is the vast quantity of liquid water. Astronomers and other scientists have proposed various arguments for how Earth ended up with huge, stable liquid oceans — and now, thanks to research from the Rosetta probe, we’ve got evidence that one prominent theory may not be correct. Read More

What is a Comet Made Of? (Infograph)

September 6, 2014 |

What are comets made of? Good question! Comet nuclei are loose collections of ice, dust and small rocky particles, ranging from a few kilometers to tens of kilometers across. Read More

Rosetta Satellite Reveal Images of the Weirdest-Looking Comet

July 30, 2014 |

A comet has a lot to hide. To most people, it’s among the most glamorous objects in the solar system—brilliantly illuminated, racing through space with its glowing tail streaming far behind it. Read More

A strange space object will aproach Earth later this month. What we’ll see in the sky?

June 28, 2014 |

This summer we can see unusual comet which was of little interest until early this year. Now, The astronomers are watching it because, initially, this comet was an asteroid! Read More

In A Few Days, The Tail Of Halley Comet Will “Hit” The Earth. What Will We See In The Sky

April 27, 2014 |

The Eta Aquarids can be a spectacular meteor shower. It peaks each year around early May and in the case of this year’s shower, the peak is expected in the morning of May 6, but meteors from this shower can be seen between April 19 and May 28. Read More

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