It’s amazing we can detect comets in distant solar systems at all! These are the first 3 exocomets found in data gathered by TESS, NASA’s newest planet-hunter. The comets orbit the famous star Beta Pictoris.
“Here is the video I shot, be prepared to be mind-blown!” Marco Langbroek wrote on his website SatTrackCam Leiden (b)log, where he shared an amazing capture of dozens of SpaceX Starlink internet satellites chugging along, in a straight line, across the heavens.
New research suggests that a wayward dwarf planet collided with the moon in the early history of the solar system, causing the stark difference between the moon’s heavily-cratered far side and the lower-lying open basins of its near side.
Early results from China’s historic 1st landing on the moon’s far side. Chinese scientists have used in situ data from a far side crater to identify materials on the moon’s surface that originated deeper inside the moon.