Astronomers Puzzle Over Newfound Asteroid That Acts Like a Comet [Online video]

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PIECING IT Together: 4 apparent fragments of primary-belt comet P/2013 R3 are highlighted in this picture from the Gran Telescopio Canarias. A few are clustered in close proximity to the head of the comet (inset), and a fourth was discovered in the tail (circled). Impression: IAC The distinction between comets…

Pulverized Asteroid around Distant Star Was Entire of Drinking water

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OCEAN BEARER: The oceans on Earth and other rocky planets very likely arrived by way of impacting asteroids and comets. Now, astronomers have noticed the stays of a watery asteroid around a distant star that could signify just this sort of an ocean bearer. Picture: Mark A. Garlick, room-art.co.united kingdom,…