Monthly Archives: November 2013

Watch Comet ISON skim the Sun tomorrow

On Thanksgiving Day, the much-anticipated perihelion passage of Comet ISON will occur, and astronomers around the world will be watching. NASA is turning its fleet of Sun-observing spacecraft to watch as ISON plunges toward a fiery date with death or … Continue reading

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Two naked-eye comets in the northern skies

The northern hemisphere has been drawing the short straw when it comes to comets for the last few years. The last few really bright comets have all been in the southern sky. But that streak finally appears to be ending, … Continue reading

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Movie review: Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is considered one of the modern classics of science fiction, about a genius boy named Ender Wiggin, who is recruited to fight a war against alien invaders. Now, the movie is out, and I … Continue reading

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