Comet from the Oort Cloud Careens towards the Sun

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ICY WANDERER: This Oct 9 photograph of Comet ISON by the Hubble Area Telescope exhibits the item still intact as it approaches its closest pass to the solar on November 28, 2013. Graphic: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Staff (STScI/AURA) It’s make or crack time for Comet c/2012 S1…

Astronomers Puzzle Over Newfound Asteroid That Acts Like a Comet [Online video]

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PIECING IT Together: 4 apparent fragments of primary-belt comet P/2013 R3 are highlighted in this picture from the Gran Telescopio Canarias. A few are clustered in close proximity to the head of the comet (inset), and a fourth was discovered in the tail (circled). Impression: IAC The distinction between comets…