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Coming soon to a region of space near you: comet ISON, which is expected to put on a spectacular show toward the end of the year. Currently, ISON is about 258 million miles from the Sun, between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars. Its tail already stretches out more than three-quarters of [...]
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Anticipation is building as Comet ISON plunges into the inner solar system for a close encounter with the sun in November 2013. Blasted at point-blank range by solar radiation, the sungrazer will likely become one of the finest comets in many years.
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The universe fired two warning shots across the Earth’s bow within the same 24-hour period this past week. The first was a large meteor that exploded over central Russia, which was followed by the closest predicted pass of an asteroid. These two events took place only [...]
A meteorite with Martian origins has been discovered to contain 10 times as much water as previous meteorites. Image Credit: NASA
Some 17 years after the controversial announcement was made regarding the ALH84001 Martian meteorite, another meteorite is making news, albeit for far tamer reasons. Scientists have discovered a meteorite, one which they believe [...]