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Comet of the Century

PHOTOS: 500 Years Of Greatest Comets Ever Seen

SPACE.com | Joe Rao | Posted 12.26.2013 | Science

When Comet ISON was discovered and a preliminary orbit for it was worked out, it was initially announced that it could be the "comet of the century." ...

Here's How YOU Can Spot The 'Comet Of The Century'

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.02.2013 | Science

It's a cosmic cliffhanger. Will comet ISON pull through its close encounter with the sun -- or be cooked to oblivion? As long as ISON survives on N...

LOOK: 'Comet Of The Century' Dances Through Constellations

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science

Grab your binoculars, stargazers. Touted as the "comet of the century," Comet ISON is in full "outburst mode," having brightened dramatically over the...

LOOK: 'Comet Of Century' Lightens Up

Space.com | Joe Rao | Posted 11.15.2013 | Science

Get ready for a stellar show. The much-anticipated Comet ISON is now visible to the naked eye according to reports from many observers. Comet ISON ...

PHOTO: Long-Awaited Comet Looks 'Downright Weird,' Observers Say

Space.com | Joe Rao | Posted 11.01.2013 | Science

With just one month to go before its dramatic solar rendezvous, skirting to within a hairbreadth of the surface of the sun, Comet ISON continues to be...

'Comet Of The Century' May Be Anything But

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.31.2013 | Science

It doesn't look like Comet ISON will live up to the considerable hype, one researcher says. ISON has been billed as a potential "comet of the century...

Bold Balloon Mission Targets 'Comet Of Century'

Posted 04.27.2013 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 04/26/2013 04:12 PM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists are working to loft science gear by balloon to observe the fast-appro...

LOOK: 'Comet Of The Century' Photo Revealed

Posted 03.30.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/30/2013 07:24 AM EDT on SPACE.com A NASA spacecraft scanning for the most powerful explosions in the universe has ca...

Brightest Comet Ever May Be Headed Our Way

Posted 01.10.2013 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 01/09/2013 12:15 PM EST on SPACE.com Excitement continues to rise among both professional and amateur astronomers about Come...