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Will It Be a Spectacle Or a Speck?

Spectacle or speck? OK, I stole that phrase. But it’s just too good not to use. Comet ISON will very soon be upon us. The image above was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope when ISON was a little over

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Comets of 2013

Many of the patterns of astronomy are so regular that we quite literally set our clocks by them. Our notions of time are tied to the regular cycles of day and night and of the yearly seasons, all of which

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