cometary : Definition, Usages, News and More
- a of or relating to or resembling a comet
News & Articles
- Comets Could Arise Closer To Earth, Study Suggests
There’s a potential “cometary graveyard” of inactive comets in our solar system wandering between Mars and Jupiter, a new Colombian research paper says. This contradicts a long-standing view that comets originate on the fringes of the solar system, in the Oort Cloud. (...)Read the rest of Comets Could Arise Closer To Earth, Study Suggests (349 […]
Aug. 2, 2013 - Universe Today
- Messier Monday: The Great Pinwheel of Virgo, M99 [Starts With A Bang]
“Pinwheel, pinwheel spinning around. Look at my Pinwheel and see what I found. Pinwheel, pinwheel, breezy and bright. Spin me good morning, spin me good night.” -Janet Gardner It’s time for another Messier Monday, where each week, one of the 110 deep-sky objects that make up the famed Messier Catalogue — the first large, accurate catalogue of non-cometary…
Aug. 1, 2013 - ScienceBlogs
- M Annadurai in Times of India
Cometary debris and meteorites containing water-bearing minerals constantly bombard moon,M Annadurai, the mission's project director, told. "Though most of this water is lost to space, if a water molecule finds its way into a cold trap, it...
- Zoltan Balog in Astrobiology News (press release)
We can see that these systems take on a cometary structure as they are being blown away and destroyed,Balog said.
- Gerhard Schwehm in Science Daily (press release)
Dr Gerhard Schwehm, lead scientist for the Rosetta project, explains that, "With this mission we will be breaking new ground - this will be the first protracted cometary encounter."