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02

Dec

Comet gets roasted by the sun, but did it survive?The ‘comet of the century’ appeared to have survived its dalliance with the sun, but not entirely intact.

Comet gets roasted by the sun, but did it survive?
The ‘comet of the century’ appeared to have survived its dalliance with the sun, but not entirely intact.

26

Nov

How to watch Comet ISON’s Thanksgiving sun encounterWatching ISON doesn’t pose a risk to your eyes, but staring too long at the sun can be dangerous. We’d recommend watching the comet online.

How to watch Comet ISON’s Thanksgiving sun encounter
Watching ISON doesn’t pose a risk to your eyes, but staring too long at the sun can be dangerous. We’d recommend watching the comet online.

15

Nov

Comet ISON, sun headed for close encounter on ThanksgivingNobody knows exactly what will happen during ISON’s close call, but some scientists are optimistic that the comet will come make it out in once piece.

Comet ISON, sun headed for close encounter on Thanksgiving
Nobody knows exactly what will happen during ISON’s close call, but some scientists are optimistic that the comet will come make it out in once piece.

31

May

'Comet of the Century' gets fired up in new photos 


Comet ISON is expected to appear as bright as a full moon when it skims the surface of the sun in November. Provided it doesn’t break apart first.

'Comet of the Century' gets fired up in new photos

Comet ISON is expected to appear as bright as a full moon when it skims the surface of the sun in November. Provided it doesn’t break apart first.

29

Apr

What better way to see the ‘comet of the century’ than hot air balloon?
The super pressure balloon design is being eyed for long-duration sojourns above the Earth’s atmosphere for up to 100 days.

What better way to see the ‘comet of the century’ than hot air balloon?

The super pressure balloon design is being eyed for long-duration sojourns above the Earth’s atmosphere for up to 100 days.

21

Mar

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Comet Pan-Starrs Moonset
A time lapse video of Comet Pan-STARRS at sunset with the crescent moon setting together.
Taken from Altadena, California — Dan Finnerty

the-science-llama:

Comet Pan-Starrs Moonset

A time lapse video of Comet Pan-STARRS at sunset with the crescent moon setting together.

Taken from Altadena, California — Dan Finnerty

12

Mar

Comet Pan-STARRS Near the Moon Tonight: How to See It
Comet Pan-STARRS and the moon should be visible for about a half hour before they disappear into the murky haze always located near the horizon.

Comet Pan-STARRS Near the Moon Tonight: How to See It

Comet Pan-STARRS and the moon should be visible for about a half hour before they disappear into the murky haze always located near the horizon.

05

Mar

New comet’s potential Mars collision in 2014 explained
Comet Siding Spring will actually be the second close shave of Mars by a passing comet within a time span of just over a year.

New comet’s potential Mars collision in 2014 explained

Comet Siding Spring will actually be the second close shave of Mars by a passing comet within a time span of just over a year.

10

Jan


 Dazzling comet of 2013 may be among brightest ever seen 



Comet ISON could put on an amazing show when it passes close to the sun in November.
Comet ISON could put on an amazing show when it passes close to the sun in November.

10

Oct

Christmas ‘miracle’ comet could be as bright as the full moonA newly discovered comet could offer a once-in-a-civilization night-sky viewing opportunity that may not come again in our lifetime.

Christmas ‘miracle’ comet could be as bright as the full moon
A newly discovered comet could offer a once-in-a-civilization night-sky viewing opportunity that may not come again in our lifetime.