If we're lucky, then in just a few days' time we could witness one of the most spectacular sights in the night sky for a generation or more. Astronomers hope that on 3 December a comet will appear on the eastern horizon - Comet Ison. …
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Comet Ison is fast approaching, and recent views of the "comet of the century" have led to some speculate that it is actually three objects or even an Unidentified Flying Object. Of course, the Space Telescope Science Institute …
A spectacular set of photos taken by an amateur astrophotographer chronicles the evolution of Comet ISON over the last few months, which has seen the much-hyped icy wanderer brighten so much that it's now visible to the naked eye. "In …
Since June, Comet ISON has been hidden behind the Sun. Now an amateur imager has just recovered it low in the dawn — and it hasn't been brightening as much as we hoped. Don't bet on a great naked-eye spectacle this December. A …
Comet ISON — called by some the "comet of the century" made its way around the sun tonight, but we aren't sure if it survived the trip or not. What happened to the chunk of rock and ice determines how bright it will be in the night sky …
A sudden brightening of the comet Ison this week means now might be your best chance to see the beautiful green "sungrazer," as NASA is warning the comet may not last. "If you want to see Ison with your own eyes, do it now," said …
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Hubble’s view of Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) on April 10, 2013. This image was taken in visible light. The blue false color was added to bring out details in the comet structure. “If it actually crumbles into pieces, in some ways that’s better for ...
Oswego, NY -- Upstate New Yorkers who heard a loud boom or saw a streak of light across the sky Sunday more than likely witnessed a meteor, according to an astronomy expert. "It definitely sounds like a meteor," said Scott Roby, …
For a ball of ice getting perilously close to the hottest thing in the solar system, there was more doubt and discussion surrounding Comet ISON’s perihelion than one might expect. Would it survive unscathed? Would it slingshot back on a …