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Jul 16, 2014 03:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When the "Comet of the Century" died to a solar roasting last year, the world was sad. Now astronomers think they know what happened. Continue reading →
Dec 2, 2013 12:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Sad news, comet fans: ISON is no more. It's a vaporized husk of its former self. A sublimated dirty snowball. Comet ISON is an ex-comet and this time it's not playing. Continue reading →
Nov 29, 2013 03:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When Russian astronomers detected the 'virgin' Comet ISON in September 2012, the world was hoping for something a little bit special. But no comet is the same and the nature of 'dirty snowballs' is rarely predictable. Continue reading →
Nov 29, 2013 03:21 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving Day, Comet ISON suffered a pretty severe cosmic flesh wound as it flew perilously close to the sun. Continue reading →
Nov 25, 2013 07:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Comets that stray too close to the sun have a very uncertain future. Some live to tell the tale, while others literally lose their tails.
Nov 19, 2013 12:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Want to track the potential "Comet of the Century" as it travels through the inner solar system? Now's your chance. Continue reading →
Nov 19, 2013 04:12 PM ET // Discovery News
As Comet ISON approaches the sun, our space-based robotic explorers have been keeping close tabs on the inner-solar system visitor.
Nov 18, 2013 12:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A specialist telescope at the ESO's La Silla Observatory has zoomed in on the erupting dirty snowball to resolve stunning detail in Comet ISON's coma and tail. Continue reading →
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