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MORTAL PLUNGE: Comet ISON's dive near the sun is captured in this time-lapse photo by the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory .
Those willing to endure some cold and stay up past their bedtimes are about to be treated to the annual Geminid meteor shower.
The sky will be the limit Saturday evening at the Farmington Museum, as the museum presents "Astronomy Night," a free family-oriented event that will offer a glimpse into the heavens and give kids hands-on activities to help them learn about space.
The finding is one of two discoveries of elements in deep space that may give scientists clues to how life is possible in the universe, researchers said.
These cosmic chirps last for only a thousandth of a second. The characteristics of the radio pulses suggested that they came from galaxies billions of light-years away.
The year's most intense meteor shower is set to peak late on Friday night with Nasa predicting between 100-120 meteors per hour.
American scientists say the Chicxulub asteroid smashed into the Earth with such force 66 million years ago that it fired rocks into space The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs catapulted life on Earth all the way to Mars ... and even to the moons of Jupiter.
MSN reports that it brushed with the sun way too close and to think that its age is just 1 year old.
Tellus Astronomy Program Manager David Dundee is pictured with the science museum's planetarium projector that is being replaced by one that improves resolution by more than 200 percent.
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Daniel Grumiller from the Vienna University of Technology and colleagues from Harvard and MIT in the United States and the University of Edinburgh in Britain presented the first workable mathematical model that could explain the origin of the universe without the present Big Bang concept in the Dec. 10, 2013, edition of the journal Physical Review ... (more)
Explanation: What will survive this battle of the galaxies? Known as Seyfert's Sextet, this intriguing group of galaxies lies in the head portion of the split constellation of the Snake .
Comet ISON, once optimistically called the "comet of the century," is dead, the victim of a way-too-close brush with the sun.
This image provided by NASA and taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Nov. 28, 2013, shows the sun, but no sign of comet ISON.
Image of NGC 6872 and companion galaxy IC 4970 locked in a tango as the two galaxies gravitationally interact.