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Comets Are Oxygen Factories

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Scientists have figured out how comet 67P and others like it are generating oxygen abiotically. Learn more at HowStuffWorks.

Let's Celebrate Rosetta After Its Crash-landing in a Comet Pit

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After tagging along with comet 67P for two years, the Rosetta spacecraft ended its mission today in a blaze of glory. Read more at HowStuffWorks Now.

How do you land a spaceship on a comet?

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Landing on a speeding comet is tricky, but the Rosetta mission is up to the task. Read how the space agency plans to land on a comet at HowStuffWorks.

Icy Comets Orbiting a Star Like Our Sun Spotted for the First Time

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Astronomers have discovered a cloud of icy comets and gas around a star similar to our sun. Learn more about comets in this HowStuffWorks Now article.

Comet Strike Could Explain PETM, Earth's Apocalyptic Ancient Climate Spike

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Did a comet strike cause the PETM? How can we explain climate change 55 million years ago? This HowStuffWorks Now article looks at new research.

Watch: The Sun Obliterate a Doomed Comet

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A NASA spacecraft detected a sun-grazing comet plunging toward the sun — and its death. Learn more about sun-grazing comets at HowStuffWorks Now.

How Space Collisions Work

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Space collisions happen when stars, asteroids and even galaxies smash into one another. Learn what space collisions look like and what the results are.

How do space telescopes die?

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After space telescopes break, where do they end up? Find out how space telescopes die at HowStuffWorks.

Why is it clearer to view space through an infrared telescope?

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Infrared telescopes can provide views of limitless galactic wonders. Find out why they provide a clearer view of space compared to other telescopes.

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