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  • 11/7/2013 NASA's Hubble Sees Asteroid Spout Six Comet-like Tails STScI-2013-52 11. NASA's Hubble Sees Asteroid Spout Six Comet-like Tails It's not often that astronomers stumble across a celestial interloper that they can only describe as "weird and freakish." Hubble researchers say they were "literally... (More)
  • 10/17/2013 Comet ISON Appears Intact STScI-2013-42 12. Comet ISON Appears Intact A new image of the sunward plunging Comet ISON taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on October 9, 2013, suggests that the comet is intact despite some predictions that the fragile icy nucleus... (More)
  • 7/25/2013 Galaxies, Comets, and Stars! Oh My! STScI-2013-31 13. Galaxies, Comets, and Stars! Oh My! In this Hubble Space Telescope composite image taken in April 2013, the sun-approaching Comet ISON floats against a seemingly infinite backdrop of numerous galaxies and a handful... (More)
  • 7/15/2013 Hubble Finds New Neptune Moon STScI-2013-30 14. Hubble Finds New Neptune Moon In the summer of 1989, a robotic emissary from Earth visited the farthest major planet from the Sun, Neptune. Like any good tourist, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft snapped a lot of pictures... (More)
  • 7/2/2013 Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks STScI-2013-24 15. Comet ISON Brings Holiday Fireworks This July 4th, the solar system is showing off some fireworks of its own. Superficially resembling a skyrocket, Comet ISON is hurtling toward the Sun at a whopping 48,000 miles per hour. (More)
  • 5/9/2013 Hubble Finds Dead Stars 'Polluted' with Planet Debris STScI-2013-18 16. Hubble Finds Dead Stars 'Polluted' with Planet Debris Deep inside the Hyades star cluster, a pair of burned-out stars are yielding clues to the presence of rocky planets that may have whirled around them. Asteroid... (More)
  • 4/23/2013 Hubble Captures Comet ISON STScI-2013-14 17. Hubble Captures Comet ISON Comet ISON is potentially the "comet of the century" because around the time the comet makes its closest approach to the Sun, on November 28, it may briefly become brighter than the full Moon. (More)

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