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30 Exocomets Discovered in a Young Planetary System

Artist’s impression of exocomets orbiting the star ß Pictoris. Credit: © ESO/L. Calçada For the past thirty years, astronomers have been fascinated with the star…

Distant Long-Period Comets Quickly Fade Away

As comets approach the Sun, they release gas and dust known to astronomers as cometary activity. For comets passing near or inside Earth’s orbit, this…