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Old September 14th, 2012, 09:21 AM   #121
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The crosshairs at the center of this false-color image highlight Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), which has the potential of becoming as bright or brighter than the full moon in late 2013. Right now, its brightness in the constellation Cancer is around magnitude 18, which would require a 16- to 20-inch telescope for sighting.


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Click the image to open in full size.JET ENGINE: Astronomers have now zoomed in on the base of the jet emanating from Galaxy M87.Image: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team
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NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence for an ancient, flowing stream on Mars at the rock outcrop pictured here, which the science team has named for Hottah Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories. The Hottah outcrop has rounded pieces of gravel embedded in it, indicating that they were transported by a vigorous flow of water. Click on the image for a larger version.
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Huge news! Astronomers have announced they have found a planet orbiting one of the stars making up the most famous star in the sky: Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our own! At 4.3 light years distant, this is far and away the closest exoplanet known… and of course, it has to be.
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The comet that could outshine the MOON in 2013: Sky-gazers anticipating object so bright it could even be visible in daylight
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Looking forward to this - Beyond Astronomy: Information for amateur astronomers: 'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013 could be Ison - the comet of the century

Should be even more impressive than Hale-Bopp, although these things are difficult to predict accurately.

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