Monthly Archives: July 2021

Astronomers Thrill at Giant Comet Flying into Our Solar System

By Jonathan O’Callaghan on June 30, 2021 Read the full article in Scientific American. The comet is also a taste of what is to come in the near future of solar system astronomy. In October 2023 a new telescope in Chile called the Vera…

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Asteroids in the inner solar system by Dr. Sarah Greenstreet

Observations and computer simulations of their orbits and interactions with planets yield insights into the asteroids’ dynamic lives. People tend to think of the solar system as a static environment, in which the orbits of the planets, asteroids, and comets…

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