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Halley’s Comet Meteors, Dazzling Mars And Halloween’s ‘Blue Moon’

Mars, left, will shine at its brightest this month since 2003. Getty October is a always great month to go stargazing, and in 2020 it’s got some truly unmissable sights.…

Rosetta’s ‘rubber ducky’ comet has ultraviolet auroras

Planets aren’t the only things in the solar system with auroras. Comets can have them too, data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission has revealed. While looking at…

‘Dayglow’ at Rosetta’s comet turns out to be unexpected ultraviolet aurora

Comet Chury in all its glory ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM Auroras, better known to we Earthlings as northern or southern lights, aren’t limited to planets and moons. For the first time, scientists have…

Rosetta spacecraft detects unexpected ultraviolet aurora at a comet

Data from Southwest Research Institute-led instruments aboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft helped reveal unique ultraviolet auroral emissions around irregularly shaped Comet 67P. Although these auroras are outside the visible spectra, other…