‘Exocomets’ Taking the Plunge

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Hubble Detects ‘Exocomets’ Taking the Plunge into a Young Star! NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging into the star HD 172555, which is a youthful 23 million years old and resides 95 light-years from Earth. Read the full story HERE.

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8 thoughts on “‘Exocomets’ Taking the Plunge

  1. messymimi

    Now i’m going to spend all day wondering about gravity and why our sun doesn’t pull comets in. Is it because it pulled all of the ones in that it could long ago, and the ones that now orbit it survived? Will they eventually be pulled in, too? Yes, i can see some time spent on research today.

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