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  • Comet Lovejoy delights after the destruction of ISON

    Comet 2013 R1 (Lovejoy) photographed from Cumbria with a digital camera. Credit: Stuart Atkinson

    Amateur astronomers’ disappointment over the destruction of Comet ISON has been eased by the fact that...

     
  • Astronomers left puzzled over fate of Comet ISON

    Comet ISON appears as a peculiar bright smudge with two tails, above the Sun in this image from SOHO's LASCO C3 camera at 09.22 UT today. Credit: NASA/ESA

    Astronomers are all scratching their heads today and asking what has happened to Comet ISON after the...

     
  • Comet ISON’s moment of truth looms as it rounds Sun

    Comet ISON's track across the sky during December 2013. Credit: Skymania.com

    Astronomers around the world are waiting with bated breath to see what is happening to Comet ISON as...

     
  • How to find Comet ISON shining in the morning sky

    Comet ISON imaged by renowned UK amateur astronomer Damian Peach. Credit: Damian Peach

    One of the most eagerly anticipated comets in recent history, Comet ISON, is currently making its final...

     
  • NASA’s Hubble makes Comet ISON movie

    A frame from the movie Hubble has made of Comet ISON. Credit: Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

    One of the most eagerly awaited comets of all time, Comet ISON, has been captured by Hubble as it races...

     
  • Comet ISON set to be spectacular in 2013

    Comet McNaught, displaying a magnificent tail in January 2007, photographed by S Deries from Chile

    Astronomers have discovered a new comet that looks like it could – no promises, mind – become...

     
  • Christmas comet surprises astronaut

    A shot from the VLT video (G Brammer)

    A brilliant new “star of wonder” is wowing people in parts of the world who have seen it...

     
  • Comet survives close brush with Sun

    Comet Lovejoy caught by SOHO's Lasco 3 camera (NASA)

    Astronomers looked on astonished today as an icy comet survived a close brush with the Sun. The celestial...

     
  • Comet Elenin is no threat say NASA

    Comet Elenin is no threat say NASA

    NASA today stepped in to try to allay baseless fears that a comet heading into the solar system from...

     
  • Comet glides past globular cluster

    Comet glides past globular cluster

    Observers with binoculars or small telescopes have a chance to view a moderately bright comet in the...

     
  • NASA sees comet crash into Sun

    NASA sees comet crash into Sun

    NASA has released video images of a comet making a spectacular suicide dive into the Sun earlier this...

     
  • New comet may put on a bright show

    New comet may put on a bright show

    A new comet, spotted lurking far out in the solar system, may put on a spectacular show in 2013. The...