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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Ace Solar Observatory to Make 3,000th Comet Discovery
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory has discovered thousands of comets during its sun-watching mission. Now SOHO is nearing the discovery of Comet No. 3,000.
August 17th, 2015
After nearly 20 years gazing at the sun, the SOHO spacecraft is about to spy its 3,000th comet.
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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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NASA Slammed a Probe Into a Comet 10 Years Ago Today
Deep Impact Comet Collision, July 4, 2005
July 4th, 2015
On July 4, 2005, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft released an 820-lb. (370 kilograms) probe that smashed into Comet Tempel 1 at 23,000 mph (37,000 km/h), gouging out a crater about 500 feet (150 meters) wide.
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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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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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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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