Tempel eyes a tremendous transformation
- Comet Lost and Found. // Sky & Telescope;Jun2005, Vol. 109 Issue 6, p69
This article informs that astronomer Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel (1821- 89) discovered Comet Tempel 1 in Libra on the evening of April 3, 1867, from Marseilles, France. Despite the "1" in its eventual name, it was actually the ninth comet he had discovered in eight years, though only five...
- Earth Strikes Back. Levy, David H. // Sky & Telescope;Nov2005, Vol. 110 Issue 5, p104
The article focuses on the success of the Deep Impact robotic space probes to deflect a comet discovered by Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel from its destination. Giotto, Deep Space 1 and Stardust are among the space probes that have made close flybys of comet nuclei. Engineer Alan Delamere and...
- Comet Borrelly's final bow. // Astronomy;Feb95, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p64
Reports on the movements of Comet Borrelly. Orbit away from the sun and the Earth; Location.
- Identified flying objects! McKelway, Margaret // National Geographic World;Jul95, Issue 239, p2
Provides information about comets and asteroids. Details about their journeys around the sun.
- The start of something wonderful. // Astronomy;Sep2010, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p42
The article discusses Comet 103P/Hartley and its approach toward Earth, with best views estimated for September 24, 2010 and later.
- Comet Mueller at the Little Dipper. Bortle, John E. // Sky & Telescope;Oct93, Vol. 86 Issue 4, p71
Traces the path of the Comet Mueller from September 1993 to January 1994. Discovery in January 1993 by Jean Mueller; Brightness magnitude; Predicted crossing of the Little Dipper; Ephemeris for the comet's location.
- Watch for a herd of meteors. Ratcliffe, Martin; Ling, Alister // Astronomy;Jun2010, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p41
The article discusses the Bo�tid meteor display that will be visible in June 2010, noting the cyclic peak of its parent comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke and predictions of expected activity made by the International Meteor Organization.
- Catch summer's splendid souvenir. Ratcliffe, Martin; Ling, Alister // Astronomy;Jun2010, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p42
The article discusses the Comet C/2009 R1, also called McNaught, and the likely visibility of its tail with the naked eye in June 2010.
- Sungrazing comets. Zdenek Sekanina // Astronomy;Mar2006, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p36
The article focuses on the Kreutz family of "sungrazer" comets which have an orbit that brings them within a million miles of the sun. The Great Comets of 1843 and 1882, as well as 1965's Ikeya-Seki, are all thought to be fragments of a giant comet that rounded the sun in 326 A.D. While...