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Comet ISON: Viewing guide for the comet of a lifetime (maybe)

Potential "comet of the century" will be visiting the sun for Thanksgiving Day. There's one last chance to catch this week before it fizzles or makes history.

By November 25, 2013

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After a decadelong chase, Rosetta preps to tag a comet

The European spacecraft has been hunting down one particular comet at high speeds for several years. Now, after a long nap, its target is within sight.

By March 28, 2014

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Rosetta awakens, readies for first-ever road trip with a comet

The European spacecraft finally sent a signal home after 31 months of hibernation. Now it prepares to meet up and ride along with a comet later this year.

By January 20, 2014

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Spacecraft ready to wake up and hitch a ride on a comet

The European Space Agency's solar-powered Rosetta craft will "wake up" after napping for two and a half years and begin the final part of its unprecedented journey to rendezvous with a comet.

By January 17, 2014

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Top Comet ISON watcher calls space rock officially DOA

The potential comet of the century grazed the sun last week, and it now appears it didn't survive to put on a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas show for us.

By December 2, 2013

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Reports of Comet ISON's death may be greatly exaggerated

The sun-grazing comet spent Thanksgiving visiting our neighborhood star, and seems to have emerged from its shadow to tell the tale.

By November 29, 2013

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Watch Comet ISON hurtle toward the sun

NASA releases a short movie showing comet ISON's approach near the fiery grasp of the sun over the course of five days.

By November 27, 2013

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Comet ISON may put on a cosmic show for Earth (pictures)

Already visible from Earth with binoculars, ISON will get up close and personal with the sun on Thanksgiving Day.

10 Images November 27, 2013

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'Comet of the Century' ISON coming into view this week

It could be the brightest comet in decades, or even centuries, and it's coming to visit for the holidays. It might also fizzle out.

By November 7, 2013

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Evidence of fire-raining comet discovered on Earth

Roughly 28 million years ago, a comet rained down a "shockwave of fire" over Egypt when it entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded, according to findings that offer the first concrete proof of such a phenomenon.

By October 8, 2013