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US micro-observatory captures images of comet ISON

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:50

A retired teacher Bruce Mellin has clicked new pictures of comet ISON with the help of MicroObservatory`s "Donald" telescope in Arizona.

Incoming comet ISON heading for close encounter with sun

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 10:45

A comet is heading for a close encounter with the sun later this month, and if it is not vaporized or torn apart, it should be visible to the naked eye in December.

NASA`s Hubble sees Comet ISON still intact

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 18:17

A new image of the sunward plunging Comet ISON taken by NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope suggests that the comet is still intact despite predictions that it may disintegrate as the Sun warms it.

Is the `Christmas Comet` cracking up?

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 09:11

An incoming comet that skygazers had hoped would provide one of the greatest celestial shows of the century, could be a fizzle.

`Apocalyptic` comet struck Earth 28 million years ago

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 21:22

Scientists have found the first-ever comet material on Earth - a black pebble filled with diamonds - left behind when an `apocalyptic` comet exploded over modern-day Egypt, 28 million years ago.

City lights dampen Draconids meteors show

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 14:02

City pollution and lights dampened the hopes of stargazers who could witness only some Draconids meteors streaking across the skies in the wee hours on Wednesday.

Proof of first ever `destructive` comet striking Earth found

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 12:04

Researchers have discovered the first ever evidence of a comet entering Earth`s atmosphere and exploding, raining down a shock wave of fire that obliterated every life form in its path.

Comet ISON may be dying, research reveals

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 10:41

Comet ISON may actually be disintegrating, a new research has revealed.

Can comet flybys damage Mars spacecraft?

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 14:53

Two comets that will pass Mars next year have prompted excitement as well as some concern that some cometary particles could hit the Mars spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet and exploring its surface.

Deep Impact comet research mission ends: NASA

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 08:31

The US space agency has announced an end to its eight-year Deep Impact mission that included an unprecedented impact, comet flybys and the return of approximately 500,000 images of celestial objects.

Alien life found living in Earth`s atmosphere

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 21:07

British scientists claim to have found `alien` organisms in Earth`s atmosphere, suggesting that life is continually arriving to our planet from space and did not originate here.

Icy comet collisions can produce building blocks of life

Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:33

A new study suggests that the building blocks of life can spontaneously come into existence when icy comets smash into planets.