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The earth collided with a comet 13,000 years ago

This mini ice age known as the younger Dryas. The researchers translated the famous ancient symbols in the Turkish temple, and they tell the story of the devastating collision with a comet more than 13,000 years ago. Check this event with the help of a computer simulation of the Solar …

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Famous cigar-shaped asteroid can be a comet

The object was first recorded in Hawaii. This mysterious astroid, in the form of cigars, was spotted in our Solar system back in October of last year, astronomers Hawaiian Observatory. Hence, such a strange name – Oumuamua, although translated from the Hawaiian language this word means “Messenger”: true, and that …

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NASA may send a mission to the comet

CAESAR, the probe can collect samples of materials from the surface of the comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko and deliver them to the Earth. NASA has identified two candidates for the next robotic mission: the drone Dragonfly (“Dragonfly”) to send to Saturn’s moon Titan and a probe CAESAR (Comet Sample Return Astrobiology Exploration) …

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In the Solar system captured an unusual comet

Astronomers believe that an unusual object is an interstellar comet, which for the first time in the history of the cosmos managed to capture.Automated telescope PAN-STARRS discovered a very unusual comet flying towards the Sun on a hyperbolic trajectory that indicates her “interstellar” in origin. This was reported by astronomer …

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Scientists have discovered the most distant comet. Video

At the moment it’s distance record. Astronomers have spotted a record of a distant comet. Space telescope “Hubble” photographed the most distant active comet C/2017 K2 within the Solar system at a distance of 2.4 billion kilometres from the Sun. “In the next five years, the comet will continue on …

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Scientists first recorded the unusual comet

The objects found by the space telescope KeplerAmerican astronomers have discovered the first candidates for aksakaly — outside of the Solar system of the comet. Potential aksakaly discovered near stars KIC and KIC 3542116 11084727, located about 800 light years from the Sun. The objects found by the space telescope …

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NASA will monitor the comet threat

Artificial intelligence is playing a larger role in our lives. Self-driving cars, speech recognition, and now the project is for space. In the framework of NASA Frontier Development Laboratory 17 Aug presented ideas on this topic. In particular, it has been shown artificial intelligence system for determining the orbits of …

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Astronomers have discovered a giant comet

The nucleus of the comet in diameter reach at least a kilometer. American astronomers have discovered that long-period comets, the core of which the diameter is not less kilometers, about seven times more than previously thought. A study published in the Astronomical Journal. Experts also estimate that long-period comets (i.e., …

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Life on Earth is threatened by a huge comet

The Earth is approaching comet Encke, also known as the “mother of the Tunguska meteorite”. In the case of its collision with our planet, life on Earth will inevitably be destroyed. According to astronomers, in 2022 the trajectory of its movement closer to the dangerous distance to the Ground. In …

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