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  • Mars comet has NASA doing their best to "duck and cover" the technology they have on and orbiting Mars
    NASA moves Mars' technology out of harms' way: Mars comet live-stream links
    NASA has been busy rearranging all the technology it has on Mars so that when the Siding Spring comet zooms by at 126,000 mph it doesn't smash into the expensive items on and around the red planet. The comet, which will come within 87,000...
  • Comet Siding Spring
    Comet Siding Spring set for near miss of Mars
    We've had a few close calls lately. First, it was earth and the asteroid. Now, it's Mars and the comet. For over a year, NASA and astronomers world-wide have been waiting for this event. On Sunday October 19, 2014 it will happen or almost...
  • Mars geta a close call: Comet passing by amazes space experts
    Mars gets close call: Comet the 'size of a mountain' passes by, space discovery
    Distant Mars will be getting a close call this week as a comet of epic proportions will be flying past its ruddy surface. In a space discovery that occurs only once every million years or so, experts are excited about the learning prospects in...
  • Mars comet a near miss and a long tail!
    Mars close to path of comet: NASA embarks on space shuffle of rovers, orbiters
    It sounds like a Mars parking lot with all the shifting around of orbiting satellites and robotic explorers up in the heavens monitoring Mars. A comet will pass by Mars extremely close on Sunday, so close that NASA’s five robotic explorers,...
  • Mars to see comet impact this weekend? Possible catastrophic event (Video)
    Mars to see comet impact this weekend? Possible catastrophic event (Video)
    A comet on a million-year-long journey from the outer limits of the Solar System could very well crash into Mars on its first-ever trip inside the orbital paths of the inner planets. Space.com reported Oct. 13 that Comet Siding Spring, also known...
  • Print your own three-dimensional model of the Rosetta comet
    Print your own three-dimensional model of the Rosetta comet
    The European Space Agency released the most complete description to date of the target comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Oct. 3, 2014 according to an article at the BBC News website. The target is planned to be the landing site for the 220 pound...
  • New meteor shower event will be able to be seen in Colorado tonight
    New meteor shower event will be able to be seen in Colorado tonight
    Earth will pass through the orbit of a comet named LINEAR late tonight or early Saturday morning on May 23-24.It is deemed a rare astronomical event due to the fact that it is the first time Earth will encounter the debris field of this particular...
  • Comet ISON didn't break up
    Comet ISON survived from being roasted by the sun
    When Russian astronomers detected the ‘virgin’ Comet ISON in September 2012, the world was hoping for something a little bit special. But no comet is the same and the nature of ‘dirty snowballs’ is rarely predictable.In a...
  • ISON skirting death near sun
    Of burning comets and the blinking out of species
    All the news was worry and speculation about comet ISON as it skimmed the melting corona of the sun. Was ISON alive or did it die a premature, heart-wrenching death, this dirty ball of ice that had captured the hearts and imaginations of both...
  • Comets! Dirty Snowballs on Parade?
    Comets! Dirty Snowballs on Parade?
    Comets have fascinated and frightened people on this planet for centuries. Much like solar and lunar eclipses, they caused the powers that be (priests, shamans, soothsayers, etc.) to either tremble in fear, make dire warnings or seize the moment...
  • Comet Lovejoy Visits November 2013 Skies
    Comet Lovejoy Visits November Skies To Accompany the Leonid Meteor Shower
    Besides the much-anticipated Comet ISON (C/2012 S1), yet another celestial traveler is now the brightest comet in November 2013 skies ----- Comet Lovejoy (C/2013 R1). Comet Lovejoy was discovered only recently, this past September 2013, and it is...
  • Ison
    Will Comet Ison Bring in the Biblical Apocalypse?
    On November 27th, 2013, a day before Thanksgiving, comet Ison will be closest to the earth and will be seen in full view in the Western sky. With its long, impressive tail expected to span from one end of the earth to the other, its sure to put on...
  • Evidence of comet strike: First comet hit Earth in Egypt 28 million years ago
    Evidence of comet strike: First comet hit Earth in Egypt 28 million years ago
    The first evidence of a comet strike on Earth was uncovered in Egypt, according to an Oct. 9 MSN News report. The unusual black pebble, named "Hypatia," found years ago in Egypt has finally been determined to be a piece of the nucleus of...
  • First Evidence of Comet Striking Earth Discovered in Pebble Named Hypatia
    First Evidence of Comet Striking Earth Discovered
    The extinction of the dinosaurs brought to the forefront the idea of celestial bodies -- such as meteorites -- impacting the Earth's surface. Now a group of scientists has reported definitive evidence of a comet colliding with our planet.The...
  • Kebira Crater.
    First comet strike on Earth verified
    Professor David Block of Wits University, Professor Jan Kramers of the University of Johannesburg, Dr. Marco Andreoli of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, and Chris Harris of the University of Cape Town published conclusive evidence of...