Jun 10, 2011
"There's been a lot of buzz in the past several months regarding Comet Elenin, a.k.a. C/2010 X1, which was discovered by Russian astronomer Leonid Elenin on December 10, 2010."
Jun 3, 2011
"Comets are some of the most spectacular and eye-catching objects in our solar system and they're no strangers to visitors from Earth."
Jun 1, 2011
"For the second time in 10 days, a comet has plunged into the sun just after a huge solar eruption."
May 23, 2011
"Data from NASA's EPOXI mission and ground-based telescopes indicates that the comet Hartley-2 could be the first of a new breed of comet."
May 19, 2011
"For the first time, astronomers have observed a tumbling comet nucleus with a changing rotational rate. The study combined with results from NASA's EPOXI mission are providing new insight about these objects that may have played a role in life's origin on Earth, and could also play a role in future exploration."
May 5, 2011
"Comet Elenin is coming to the inner-solar system this fall."
May 4, 2011
"See photos of Halley's Comet snapped by astronomers and spacecraft in the 20th century."
Mar 30, 2011
"Chinese astronomers observe a new broom-shaped "star" in the sky. It's the first confirmed sighting of Halley's Comet."
Mar 18, 2011
"Comet Hartley 2 spews out more water than other comets its size, one of its many mysteries."