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Comet ISON and Things that go bump in the night
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24 October 2013
Once there were things in the sky that could not be predicted and were cause for great concern and fear. Now we know better.
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A Big Year for Small Bodies: Comet ISON
Letter C against green background  A Big Year for Small Bodies: Comet ISON
6 October 2013
2013 is a watershed year for celestial events involving the solar system's unsung heroes, small bodies.
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Noctilucent Clouds, Comets, and Meteor Showers
Letter C against green background  Noctilucent Clouds, Comets, and Meteor Showers
17 June 2013
This summer northern skywatchers may be able to see Noctilucent or "Night Shining" Clouds. Also called PMCs (Polar Mesospheric Clouds), these apparitions are a bit of a puzzle for scientists because it is not entirely clear how they form.
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About: Lou Mayo
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Lou is a planetary scientist and program manager working for ADNET Systems at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and professor of astronomy at Marymount University.
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