Topic: Michael A'Hearn
NASA's EPOXI spacecraft on Thursday began an unprecedented weeks-long rendezvous with Hartley 2 – a wasp-waisted comet of dry ice that spews cyanide into space.
11/04/2010 08:53 pm
NASA's EPOXI craft radios 'I'm still alive' to mission control and sends back the first five close-up images of tiny, pockmarked Comet Hartley 2. Scientists eagerly await the photos in high-def.
11/04/2010 02:38 pm
Comet Hartley 2 will get its portrait taken on Thursday by NASA's EPOXI spacecraft. NASA will snap 6,000 high-resolution images of 103P/Hartley 2, a small comet that hangs out around Jupiter's orbit.
11/03/2010 06:07 pm
Water ice discovered on the surface of an asteroid orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Mars lends credibility to the theory that asteroids, not comets, brought water to Earth.
04/29/2010 05:47 pm
The object that hit Jupiter last weekend released thousands of times more energy than the massive Tunguska blast in Siberia in 1908, say astronomers.
07/25/2009 01:00 am