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Comet ISON: Potential 'Comet of the Century' News, Photos and Video

The much-anticipated Comet ISON will swing through the inner solar system in late 2013 as scientists watch. See the latest news, photos, videos and ways to observe Comet ISON as it swings by Earth and the sun.
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Searching for Time Travelers, Scientists Look to Social Media
Time travel, warp speed
January 10th, 2014
Time travelers, if they exist amongst us, have yet to betray their period-hopping ways online, according to a fun, new study that tried to search out visitors from another time, based on their digital footprints.
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RIP Comet ISON: Scientists Declare Famous 'Sungrazer' Dead After Sun Encounter
Comet ISON by Waldemar Skorupa
December 11th, 2013
Comet ISON broke apart during its highly anticipated solar flyby on Nov. 28, emerging from behind the sun as a diffuse cloud of dust that has since dissipated in the darkness of deep space, scientists say.
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6 Biggest Space Science Discoveries of 2013
Voyager 1 Entering Interstellar Space Artist’s Concept
December 28th, 2013
From extrasolar planets to extraterrestrial neutrinos, these scientific findings have made sure that 2013 has been an unforgettable year.
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In Memoriam: The Spacecraft We Loved and Lost in 2013
How NASA's Kepler Will Seek Out Strange New Worlds
December 18th, 2013
This year, some spacecraft never made it into orbit, while others completed their missions before quietly turning off. Still more had their time working in space cut short. We at SPACE.com wish to honor the spacecraft we lost in 2013.
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Looks Like a Comet But Feels Like an Asteroid? That's Wild! (Op-Ed)
comets, asteroids, stardust mission
December 9th, 2013
Scientists had always characterized comets and asteroids as completely different before NASA's Stardust Mission.
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'Comets of the Centuries': 500 Years of the Greatest Comets Ever Seen
Comet ISON by Waldemar Skorupa
December 23rd, 2013
greatest comets, comets of the century, famous comets, comet ISON, Comet Ikeya-Seki, historic comet sightings
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