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Comet Discovered to Have Its Own Northern Lights

On Sep 21, 2020
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Talk about a glow up! #Comet67P appears to put on its own atmospheric light show, according to findings from Rosetta, the retired @esascience comet hunter. Electrons in solar wind interact with the comet’s tail and create a far out UV aurora. https://t.co/2x9m2ARlUK https://t.co/hF7mVqrbvT
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An atmospheric light show previously relegated to planets and Jupiter moons is found on comet using data from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.

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On Sep 21, 2020
@NASAJPL shared
Talk about a glow up! #Comet67P appears to put on its own atmospheric light show, according to findings from Rosetta, the retired @esascience comet hunter. Electrons in solar wind interact with the comet’s tail and create a far out UV aurora. https://t.co/2x9m2ARlUK https://t.co/hF7mVqrbvT
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Comet Discovered to Have Its Own Northern Lights

Comet Discovered to Have Its Own Northern Lights

An atmospheric light show previously relegated to planets and Jupiter moons is found on comet using data from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft.

Comet Chury's Ultraviolet Aurora

Comet Chury's Ultraviolet Aurora

Comet Chury's Ultraviolet Aurora - SpaceRef

Unique ultraviolet aurora spied at Rosetta's comet

Unique ultraviolet aurora spied at Rosetta's comet

ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed a unique kind of aurora, an exciting phenomenon seen throughout the Solar System, at its target comet, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Parker Solar Probe: set the controls for the edge of the sun…

Parker Solar Probe: set the controls for the edge of the sun…

Nasa’s new probe is designed to enter our star’s corona, investigating solar weather and answering the questions we have yet to ask

This Footage From the Surface of a Comet is Breathtaking

This Footage From the Surface of a Comet is Breathtaking

Imagine the weird environment on a comet. In the light gravity, it's easy to hop and skip. The view is stunning; bright stars surround you, with no ...

NASA selects planetary mission proposals large and small

NASA selects planetary mission proposals large and small

As NASA selects its next major planetary science mission, the agency is also funding studies of very small missions that make use of smallsat technology.

Solar Orbiter blasts off to capture 1st look at sun’s poles

Solar Orbiter blasts off to capture 1st look at sun’s poles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Europe and NASA's Solar Orbiter rocketed into space Sunday night on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of the sun's elusive poles. “We're ...

Solar Orbiter Blasts Off to Capture 1st Look at Sun’s Poles

Solar Orbiter Blasts Off to Capture 1st Look at Sun’s Poles

Europe and NASA’s Solar Orbiter has rocketed away on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of the sun’s poles.

Comet Wirtanen Will Streak To Within 7 Million Miles Of Earth Next Weekend

Comet Wirtanen Will Streak To Within 7 Million Miles Of Earth Next Weekend

Comet 46P/Wirtanen will come nearest to Earth this weekend and offer astronomers an unprecedented observing window onto the fundamentals of cometary science.

UK-built spacecraft captures closest ever images of the Sun

UK-built spacecraft captures closest ever images of the Sun

The closest images ever taken of the Sun, captured by the UK-built Solar Orbiter spacecraft, have been released today (Thursday 16 July).