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NASA has never seen a comet here before

February 28th, 2021

Our solar system is full of objects much smaller than planets and moons, and sometimes they show up in the strangest places. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted what appears to be a comet hanging out near the group of asteroids corralled by Jupiter. A comet has never been spotted in this location before, and …

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Here’s what killed the dinosaurs, according to Harvard scientists

February 16th, 2021

It’s largely agreed upon in the scientific community that a massive impactor was what ultimately doomed the dinosaurs to extinction. Where that object came from has been the subject of debate, but Harvard scientists have proposed a possible explanation. A team of researchers from the university offers the theory that the impactor originated near the …

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In an incredible first, scientists detect an aurora around a comet

September 23rd, 2020

Scientists have spotted an aurora coming from a comet for the first time ever. The comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has an aurora of far-ultraviolet light that can’t be seen by the naked eye. The aurora was spotted by the Rosetta spacecraft which was launch back in 2004 and spent years catching up to the comet in space. …

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This 4K video of comet NEOWISE is downright stunning

July 14th, 2020

The comet known as NEOWISE was captured by time-lapse images from the International Space Station, and it’s now been made into a stunning 4K video. The comet was barely visible when it was headed toward the Sun but after it appeared on the other side of its flyby it was much brighter.  The comet was …


That ‘alien probe’ asteroid might be a chunk of an alien planet

April 15th, 2020

Oumuamua, the first interstellar object spotted by mankind, might be a fragment of a planet that was torn apart by its star. Researchers ran simulations to try to explain the object’s bizarre, cigar-like shape. First spotted in late 2017, Oumuamua is speeding out of our solar system as we speak. Visit BGR’s homepage for more …

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Hubble spies ‘alien’ comet for the first time

October 16th, 2019

It’s now been over a month since an amateur astronomer spotted what is now believed to be the second interstellar object ever observed by mankind. The gassy chunk of space debris is thought to be a comet, and it’s been named 2I/Borisov in honor of its discoverer, Gennady Borisov. Now, with the comet getting so …

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Newly-discovered interstellar object is spewing cyanide gas

October 10th, 2019

Astronomers spotted an interstellar object passing through our solar system last month. It was only the second time scientists have ever detected such an object, and after some intense investigation, the object — now believed to be a comet or comet-like body — was documented and named for the amateur astronomer who first spotted it. …