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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....

WATCH: What Really Happened To Comet ISON?

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Comet ISON, once optimistically called the comet of the century, is dead, the victim of a way-too-close brush with the sun. It was...

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...

Will 'Comet Of Century' Survive?

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.25.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that's zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the ...

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 b...

'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 centur...

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...