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New Images Of Comet ISON
2013-11-27 15:08:31

[ Watch the Video: SOHO Sees Comet ISON Appear ] NASA As Comet ISON heads toward its closest approach to the sun — known as perihelion — on Nov. 28, 2013, scientists have been watching through many observatories to see if the comet has already broken up under the intense heat and gravitational forces of the sun. The comet is too far away to discern how many pieces it is in, so instead researchers carefully measure how bright it is, which can be used to infer its current state....

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2007-09-26 07:55:00

It is nothing new for the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) to discover another comet "“ it has already found more than 1350. But the latest is a bit different - SOHO had spotted it twice before. For the first time, SOHO's Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph Experiment (LASCO) has found a rare type of comet called a periodic comet (which flies by the Sun at regular intervals). While many SOHO comets are believed to be periodic, this is the first one that has been...

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2007-01-10 15:15:00

If you watch the morning or evening sky these days and have a clear view of the horizon, you will be able to spot a bright object with a prominent tail. Instructions for viewing the comet in the morning from Spaceweather.com: At dawn, go outside and face east Using binoculars, scan the horizon The comet is located just south of due east Instructions for viewing the comet in the evening from Spaceweather.com: At sunset, go outside and face west Using binoculars, scan the horizon The comet is...

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2005-08-19 08:05:00

NASA -- One thousand comets have been discovered to date using the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft. The SOHO spacecraft, a joint effort between NASA and the European Space Agency, has accounted for approximately one-half of all comet discoveries with computed orbits in the history of astronomy. Many SOHO comet discoveries have been by amateurs using SOHO images on the internet, and SOHO comet hunters come from all over the world. Toni Scarmato, a high school teacher from...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.