Category Archives: comets

Ages of the Taurid and Perseid Meteor Showers

Question:  Hi, I have a quick question about the meteor showers known as the Taurids and Perseids: would they have been visible to an observer on Earth in around 4000 BCE? Or are they a more recent phenomenon? Many thanks, … Continue reading

Tagged Leave a comment

Comet Lovejoy’s Tail

Question: I just saw the photos of comet Lovejoy and its wiggly tail on It appears the tail is pointed toward the sun. Can you explain this? I thought the solar wind always drew the tail away from the … Continue reading

Posted in comets, Solar System | Tagged | Comments Off