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Exocomets Seen Transiting Kepler’s Stars

2 Feb 2018, 20:51 UTC
Exocomets Seen Transiting Kepler’s Stars Wikimedia Commons

If you thought detecting small planets orbiting stars dozens of light-years distant was impressive, imagine trying to “see” individual comets zoom around their star. Well, astronomers have done just that after poring over 201,250 targets in the Kepler dataset.

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