A cometary blizzard | Science News



Support credible science journalism.

Subscribe to Science News today.


A cometary blizzard

NASA spacecraft spied a snowstorm on Comet Hartley 2

5:36pm, November 18, 2010

When NASA’s EPOXI spacecraft whizzed past Comet Hartley 2 on November 4 (SN Online: 11/4/10), it passed through a storm of fluffy ice bodies at least as large as golf balls, researchers reported at a November 18 press briefing. “This whole thing looks like a snow globe that you’ve shaken,” said EPOXI scientist Peter Schultz of Brown University in Providence, R.I.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join the Society today or Log in.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content