Tag: comet

The Murchison meteorite

February 3, 2023

The oldest meteorite that fell on earth is 700 million years old. On September 28, 1969 at 10:58 a.m., a fireball hit AustraliaIt broke into three pieces over the town of Murchison and crashed into the ground over a 13 square meter area. Being able to see the meteorite directly, it was possible to collect…


December 27, 2022

The European Space Agency’s spacecraft that carried Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet. On March 2, 2004, Rosetta was launched by an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, on a 10-year mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta’s 654-million-km journey entered orbit around the comet on August 6, 2014, and then landed the…

One of the oldest known matter in the universe

May 2, 2022

The Murchison meteorite has a specialty to it. It’s not the type of rock that normally lies on the ground and is defined as a meteorite. These are meteorites obtained by direct observation of a meteorite eruption, which means that the samples were obtained fresh by scientists.On September 28, 1968, the meteorite exploded in the…

This is Halley’s Comet’s peanut – shaped nucleus about 15by 8 km in size.

March 12, 2022

This image was taken 36 years ago in March 1986 at a distance of about 2,000 km by ESA’s Giotto spacecraft. Only after 2061 will 1P / Halley return to the inner solar system.l

Phobos orbiting Mars

February 27, 2022

Images taken on EXI camera 2021 August 2021 during the Hope mission in the UAE.Phobos is located at an altitude of 6000 km above Mars when this image was taken. Phobos is one of the two moons of Mars.Phobos is generally thought to be an asteroid orbiting Mars. Phobos is also the Innermost Satellite orbiting…

An object older than Earth has been found in the Sahara Desert.

January 27, 2022

The meteorite found in the Sahara last year was estimated to be about 4.56 billion years old. The age of the Earth is 4.54 billion years. The asteroid named EC002 or Erg Chech 002 is amazing. The study of the rare meteorite was published in the journal PNAS. It is thought to be part of…

The recently discovered asteroid tops the 2022 AE1 hazard list

January 23, 2022

2022 AE1, an asteroid the size of the Tungaska event 2022 AE1 with a diameter of about 70 m, was discovered on January 6, 2022, and currently has the highest risk of impact to Earth on all objects near Earth. A few days after its discovery, it was rated 2022 AE1 Torino Scale 1. The…

Asteroid Approach: A giant asteroid that will pass close to Earth

January 15, 2022

Once again, an asteroid is in the news. The new star is the 1994 PC1 asteroid (7482) 1994, which will pass close to Earth on January 18, 2022. Astronomers have been studying the asteroid for a long time. At present its orbit is not in any way threatening the earth. The asteroid will travel as…

Leonard comet with double tail

January 1, 2022

On January 3, the closest Leonard comet to the Sun will begin its journey out of the Solar System forever. Until January 10, the comet will be visible through binoculars or telescopes after sunset near the southern Pisces constellation in the western hemisphere. The comet was discovered in January 2021 by scientist Gregory Leonard using…