Comet Tails Becoming Trend for Asteroids

Comet Tails Becoming Trend for Asteroids

Comet tails seem to be trending in the asteroid belt the last few years, as scientists have discovered yet another new instance of a known common asteroid becoming active and ejecting trailing streams of rock and ice. Traditionally, the difference between a comet and an asteroid was clear. However, the sudden change in appearance of a […]

Rosetta Finally Catches Comet

Rosetta Finally Catches Comet

The trip took over a decade for Rosetta, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) space probe, to finally catch up to its target, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After leaving the Earth from the launch site located in Kourou, French Guiana on March 2, 2004, Rosetta is expected to make an attempt to land on frozen ice ball hurtling […]