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Comet Discoveries Garner 2012 Edgar Wilson Award
2013-01-30 07:24:51

The 2012 Edgar Wilson Award for the discovery of comets by amateurs was announced this week by the Minor Planet Center, located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass.

Some Comets Like It Hot
2012-01-13 11:08:23

Comets are icy and fragile. They spend most of their time orbiting through the dark outskirts of the solar system safe from destructive rays of intense sunlight. The deepest cold is their natural habitat.

The Beginning Of The End For Comet Lovejoy
2011-12-16 04:03:35

The SOHO spaceborne solar observatory today captured comet Lovejoy in its field of view for the first time, indicating that the icy body is on its final destructive plunge towards the Sun.

First Comet Spotted By Ground-Based Telescope In Almost 40 Years
2011-12-14 11:19:11

Australian astronomer Terry Lovejoy spotted a Kreutz family comet by using a ground-based telescope for the first time since the 1970s.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.