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January 14, 2013
Russian astronomers discover new huge comet
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Jan 14, 2013
Last year, Russian astronomers Vitaly Nevsky and Artyom Novichonok discovered a new gigantic comet that is currently approaching Earth. The ISON comet, which is expected to become brighter than the full moon, will be visible to the naked eye by late 2013. The astronomers say that given the comet's unique orbit, its origin may be the Oort Cloud, a cluster of frozen rocks and ices surrounding the solar system, located almost a light-year from the Sun. The comet is currently passing outside Jup ... read more
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U.K. forecasters revise warming estimates
Britain's national weather service, the Met Office, says it has revised one of its forecasts for how much the world may warm in the next few years. ... more

SpaceX sets March 1 for launch to ISS
U.S. commercial space company SpaceX says it has picked March 1 for the next launch of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. ... more

'Doomsday asteroid' poses no threat: NASA
A space rock popularly dubbed the "doomsday asteroid" because of fears it could smash into Earth a couple of decades from now poses no risk, NASA said after new observations of the object. ... more
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