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Evergreen comet  ESA · 5 hours
Comet 46P/Wirtanen, the original target of ESA’s Rosetta mission, is visiting our skies this December more
Comet 46P/Wirtanen Passes by Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A special visitor is crossing the sky this December: Comet 46P/Wirtanen, sighted with telescopes and binoculars in recent weeks, is on the way to its closest... more
December comet brings back Rosetta memories  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A special visitor is crossing the sky: Comet 46P/Wirtanen, sighted with telescopes and binoculars in recent weeks, is on the way to its closest approach to Earth this weekend, when it might become visible to the... more
Comet 46P/Wirtanen to Make Closest Approach to Earth in Over Four Centuries  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
On Sunday, December 16, 2018, comet 46P/Wirtanen will make a close pass of Earth. The comet will be at its closest distance to our... more
How to See Ghostly Green Comet 46P/Wirtanen Fly by Earth This Weekend  SPACE.COM · 2 days
You can expect a ghostly green blob to grow brighter in the sky near Orion in the coming days, as Comet 46P/Wirtanen makes its... more
The Rubber Ducky Comet Blasted a Magnetic Path Through Space  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Rosetta's comet sent a magnetic shock wave screaming out in front of it, blazing a trail through the stellar wind. And scientists just found it. more
See a passing comet this Sunday  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On Sunday, Dec. 16, the comet known as 46P/Wirtanen will make one of the 10 closest comet flybys of Earth in 70 years, and you may even be able to see it without a telescope. more
December comet brings back Rosetta memories  ESA · 3 days
A special visitor is crossing the sky: Comet 46P/Wirtanen, sighted with telescopes and binoculars in recent weeks, is on the way to its closest... more
2018 Geminid meteor shower, bright comet team for super sky show - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The 2018 display of "shooting stars" and a close space snowball flyby could make for some epic nights of skywatching this week. more
Hubble Space Telescope Will Track Comet 46P/Wirtanen As It Flies Close by Earth  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A comet is set to pass close to Earth this weekend, providing a treat for skywatchers — and for astronomers hoping to... more
We have a Christmas comet: How to spot interplanetary comet 46P/Wirtanen  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
We're in for a pre-Christmas treat this weekend, as the cosmos entertains us with two equally exciting gifts: the Geminid meteor shower and the interplanetary comet... more
Geminid Meteor Shower and Shining Comet 46P/Wirtanen Star in Slooh Webcast: How to Watch  SPACE.COM · 4 days
The Geminid meteor shower will provide a shining backdrop for the approach of Comet 46P/Wirtanen on Thursday (Dec. 13), shortly... more
The Rubber Ducky Comet Blasted a Magnetic Path Through Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Rosetta's comet sent a magnetic shock wave screaming out in front of it, blazing a trail through the stellar wind. And scientists just found it. more
Geminid meteor shower and bright comet team up for super sky show - CNET  CNET · 5 days
One of the best displays of "shooting stars" and a close space snowball fly-by could make for some epic nights... more
Amazing Photos: Brilliant Comet 46P/Wirtanen Wows Stargazers  SPACE.COM · 5 days
See skywatcher photos of the bright-green, naked-eye Comet 46P/Wirtanen during its close approach to Earth in December 2018. more
Geminid meteor shower and bright comet make for super sky show - CNET  CNET · 5 days
One of the best displays of "shooting stars" and a close space snowball fly-by could make for some epic nights this week. more
A Gift from the Cosmos: Watch Comet 46P/Wirtanen's Holiday Visit Live Online  SPACE.COM · 5 days
If holiday travel seems daunting, keep in mind that Comet 46P/Wirtanen traveled all the way from Jupiter's orbit to visit this season. more
Rosetta witnesses birth of baby bow shock around comet  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new study reveals that, contrary to first impressions, Rosetta did detect signs of an infant bow shock at the comet it explored for two years – the first ever... more
Rosetta witnesses birth of baby bow shock around comet  ESA · 5 days
A new study reveals that, contrary to first impressions, Rosetta did detect signs of an infant bow shock... more
See a hyperactive Christmas comet zip through space - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Comet 46P/Wirtanen is closing in on an Earth flyby and a telescope captured the action. more
Edmond Halley: An Extraordinary Scientist and the Second Astronomer Royal  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Edmond Halley is best remembered for predicting the orbit of the comet that was later named after him. Besides astronomy, he also made significant discoveries in the fields... more
Quadrantid Meteor Shower: Odd in Several Ways  SPACE.COM · 7 days
The Quadrantids are a meteor shower in January that peak for only about six hours, are named for a constellation that no longer exists and come from an asteroid rather than a comet. more
Eta Aquarids: Meteor Shower From Halley's Comet  SPACE.COM · 7 days
The Eta Aquarids are a meteor shower best visible from the Southern Hemisphere. more
Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August  SPACE.COM · 7 days
The Perseids meteor shower arises out of the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last made a pass by Earth in 1992. more
A Radio Search for Artificial Emissions from 'Oumuamua  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
It’s the first time a visitor from another star system has been seen nearby. But what is it? An asteroid,... more
An exoplanet loses its atmosphere in the form of a tail  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study led by scientists from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) reveals that the giant exoplanet WASP-69b carries a comet-like tail made up... more
A radio search for artificial emissions from 'Oumuamua  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's the first time a visitor from another star system has been seen nearby. But what is it? An asteroid, a comet … or an alien artifact? more
Will the Long-Forgotten Andromedid Meteors Return with a Flurry Tonight?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Once upon a time, there was a small comet that led to a big meteor shower. Is that mysterious shower set to return? more
ALMA Finds Giant Stars with Comet-Like Tails in Westerlund 1  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted comet-like stars in a young star... more
Cave Paintings Reveal Use of Complex Astronomy  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Some of the world's oldest cave paintings have revealed how ancient people had relatively advanced knowledge of astronomy. The artworks, at sites... more
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