Hubble Eyes Asteroid Resembling Rotating Lawn Sprinkler With Multiple Comet-Like Tails

A never-before-seen set of six comet-like tails radiating from a body in the asteroid belt, designated P/2013 P5. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA)

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) continue to discover surprises abound throughout the Solar System, some 23 years after it launched into orbit on NASA’s now […]

See Comet PanSTARRS As It Becomes Visible Across North America

Comet PanSTARRS visits the inner solar system this month, possibly becoming bright enough to see with the naked eye. Video Credit: ScienceAtNASA

Comet C/2011 L4, better known as PanSTARRS, made its debut in the skies of the northern hemisphere this week. The comet, however, is proving to be much more difficult to […]