What will 2014 bring with it, besides “Blood-Red Moons”?

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Good Luck ISON!

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In this frame grab taken from enhanced video made by Nasa’s STEREO-A spacecraft, comet ISON, left, approaches the sun on November 25. ISON, which was discovered a year ago, is making its first spin around the sun and will come the closest to the super-hot solar surface today

Astronomers hope ‘comet of the century’ will survive its close encounter with the sun this evening

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Potentially dazzling Comet ISON still intact, Hubble photo suggests

Image: Comet ISON

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope took this photo of Comet ISON on Oct. 9, when the comet was inside Mars’ orbit and about 177 million miles from Earth. The nucleus of ISON appears to be intact.  NASA / ESA / STScI / AURA

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Comet ISON: 5 Things You Should Know

 
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Oct 3, 2013 12:45 PM ET // by Irene Klotz  SOURCE

Visiting comets don’t come around very often, particular ones on their first trek through the inner solar system. The chance to study pristine materials believed to date back from the formation of the solar system is one reason why scientists and armchair astronomers alike are eagerly awaiting Comet ISON. The celestial guest, which likely originated in the Oort cloud located about 50,000 times farther away from the sun than Earth, is due to make a close flyby of the sun on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

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