Two workers from the Flandrau Science Center, Blythe Guvenen & Ali, snapped the below photo of Comet ISON on Tuesday October 22, 2013. While Comet ISON was discovered in September 2012 by two astronomers
The comet's nucleus succumbed to the sun, moving as close as 730,000 miles to the central star of our solar system.
For the first time since its discovery, Comet ISON has approached the inner solar system. It is currently located just inside Jupiter's orbit and within six months should be at its closest location to
Comet ISON is nearing planet Earth. It is currently inside Jupiter's orbit getting close to the inner solar system. By late this year it could become the brightest object in the night sky.
Astronomers from the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) and Lowell Observatory have used NASA's Swift satellite to check out comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), which may become one of the most dazzling
NASA is keeping an eye on a comet that is sure to bring us a show near the end of the year.
Shot from remote, and very dark Cochise County, Astropixels.com/blog shows impressive video of how Pan-STARRS looks outside of city lights.This will be worth taking a look at this weekend, especially if
See new video of the comet as it becomes more visible in southern Arizona's sky!
Hundreds of tiny comets pass through the inner Solar System every year, but very few are actually noticed by people who are not astronomers. About every 10 years, a comet becomes bright enough to be noticed
How rare are comets? When was the last one we saw?
The main difference between an asteroid and a comet is what they are made of. Asteroids are made up of metals and rocky material. Comets are made up of ice, dust and rocky material. Two Tails of
The main difference between a comet and asteroid
A comet is a remnant from the formation of stars and planets billions of years ago.It is made of ice and rocks.As the comet is hurled toward the sun by gravitational forces, its ice is vaporized. That
The tail, the middle, it's all part of a comet!
Coming up next week Comet Pan-STARRS is visible in the western sky around sunset.
A website tracks when and where to look to catch comets in the night sky.
This story is from SpaceWeather.comCOMET LEMMON UPDATE: Glowing much brighter than expected, Comet Lemmon (C/2012 F6) is gliding through the
A comet discovered by the SkyCenter on Mt. Lemmon now bears its name. It's coming in April!