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TFOT Site of the week: Space.com

TFOT Site of the week: Space.com

While Space.com is a part of the larger brand Tech Media Network, it seems a universe apart. Not only is the content very informative, it is also presented in a way that is very easy on the eyes. Space.com covers ...

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A New Kind of Comet?

NASA scientists are baffled by a comet called Hartley-2. “We haven’t seen a comet like this before,” says Michael Mumma of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center – “Hartley-2 could be the first of a new breed.”     Jets spew ...

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Martian Rivers and Lakes

Martian Rivers and Lakes

Giant cracks that crisscross to form polygons have been imaged on the floors of hundreds of Martian impact craters by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Scientists have been aware of them for years, but assumed they resulted from the expansion and ...

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Hubble Captures Rare Jupiter Collision

Hubble Captures Rare Jupiter Collision

Recently, the world’s largest telescopes have been aimed towards Jupiter. The reason: observing a new, unexplained expanding spot on the giant planet, caused by the impact of a comet or an asteroid. The spot, which is changing from day to ...

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Tunguska Mystery Solved

Tunguska Mystery Solved

Researchers from Cornell University have confirmed that the mysterious Tunguska explosion was caused by a comet. In 1908, this explosion levelled 830 square miles of the Siberian forest. Now the new findings have been validated, strangely enough by the exhaust ...

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New Evidence Supports Ice Age Comet Theory

Recent geological evidence gathered in Ohio and Indiana has been verified by a University of Cincinnati assistant professor as support of a comet theory, claiming a comet explosion over earth was the cause of drastic changes to life on our ...

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In Search of the Tunguska Meteorite

In Search of the Tunguska Meteorite

A team of Italian scientists from the University of Bologna recently identified a lake in the Tunguska region as the possible impact crater from the 1908 Tunguska event. Lake Cheko is a small bowl-shaped lake, situated approximately 8 kilometers north-north-west ...

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Largest Known Comet Outburst Detected

Largest Known Comet Outburst Detected

A little comet named Holmes brightened unexpectedly in mid-October 2007, as it rushed through our solar system, to the extent that it became extremely bright and was visible to the naked eye. Scientists are not certain what made the little ...

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