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Is Pluto really just a giant comet? – BGR

Pluto has had a pretty interesting past in the last few decades. Long regarded as the ninth official planet, astronomers decided to redefine what "planet" really means to reclassify Pluto as "dwarf planet" in 2006. Then, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft paid the icy dwarf in 2015, giving us a better insight surface than ever. A new study on the formation …

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Dwarf planet Pluto could be a huge comet

Scientists built on data from New Horizons and Rosetta on the comet 67P and presented "the cosmochemical model of the giant comet of the Pluto Formation". The team came up with the idea that Pluto might actually be a giant comet. ( Skeeze | Pixabay ) A group of scientists is presenting a new possibility as to which celestial body …

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Comet 67P's sweet rubber duck shape perfect for eruptions • The Register

Scientists have discovered that the jets of ice and dust emanating from the Comet 67P are as low as the sun's rays strike its unique rubbery surface. In a study published in Nature, a group of astronomers studied the sublimation process was concentrated in jets rather than a homogeneous cloud of material. <img src = "https://regmedia.co.uk/2017/10/30/comet_plume_on_67p.jpg?x=174&y=115&crop=1" width = "174" height …

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Turns out, Pluto could really be a giant comet

Since Pluto was deprived of planetary status was the question: Well, what the hell is this? Dwarf planet? Great asteroid? Just another object of the Kuiper belt? It can be argued that it's all three, but new research suggests that it could be something more unique: a truly savage comet. Scientists from the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) combined data from …

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Are octopuses from space? Study Suggests Cephalopod Eggs Traveled on Earth on a Comet

Octopuses are really, really weird. Masters of camouflage camouflage the skin on their swirling, eight-armed bodies and emerge hundreds of feet below the sea surface. The intelligent creatures even predicted the sport result. Now, a group of 33 scientists from respected institutions around the world have suggested that these bizarre creatures come from organic alien material. Her research has been …

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Stunning GIF shows cosmic blizzard on the surface of Comet 67P

A Twitter user created a gif that used raw data from the European Space Agency showing shots from the surface of the comet 67P. This is the first imagery of the surface of a comet. ( European Space Agency – ESAC ) The European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta probe may have gone offline in 2016, but allowed the public an …

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A short, new movie from the surface of a comet is pretty incredible

Enlarge / False-color image of the smooth Hapi region between the head and body of Comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe arrived in comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014, becoming the first mission ever to orbit a comet. The lesser lander, Philae, landed first on the surface of a comet – though later he was …

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Close-up of the comet with replay

By Liana Ruppert – April 14, 2018 The latest patch Fortnite It was huge, so big, it was the whole game was interrupted for almost 24 hours, now that the servers are back up, the challenges of week 8 are in full swing, and the replay feature is in full swing. Now is the time to explore the online game …

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Fortnite's mysterious comet has fans guessing what's next

A celestial body over the world of Fortnite: Battle Royale makes the community roam about what it might mean. The Skybox now houses a comet that moves separately from the storm and gets bigger and bigger. Kotaku reports that when he reached Epic, he only received a picture of Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, the television personality turned to Mem, who appeared …

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