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Evening News Wrap 12 December 2013.

(Photo: AP via The New York Post)

FLAIR FLIGHT   A contrast-enhanced image produced from the Hubble images of comet ISON taken April 23, 2013 reveals the subtle structure in the inner coma of the comet; the coma decreases in brightness proportionally to the distance from the nucleus.  Comet ISON, thought to have travelled from the Oort Cloud surrounding our solar system beginning a million years ago, will make its closest approach to the Sun on Thursday.  (Photo: NASA via AP / The Telegraph)

FLAIR FLIGHT   A contrast-enhanced image produced from the Hubble images of comet ISON taken April 23, 2013 reveals the subtle structure in the inner coma of the comet; the coma decreases in brightness proportionally to the distance from the nucleus.  Comet ISON, thought to have travelled from the Oort Cloud surrounding our solar system beginning a million years ago, will make its closest approach to the Sun on Thursday.  (Photo: NASA via AP / The Telegraph)

Weekend News Read 9 November 2013.

(Afternoon) News Read Friday 13 September 2013.

Sorry it’s late.

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Three nebulae: M8, M20 (also known as the Trifid) and NGC 6559, the Lagoon Nebula. Glowing hydrogen gas creates the dominant red color of the emission nebulae, with contrasting blue hues, most striking in the Trifid, due to dust reflecting starlight.  (Photo: via Tony Hallas via NASA APOD)

Three nebulae: M8, M20 (also known as the Trifid) and NGC 6559, the Lagoon Nebula. Glowing hydrogen gas creates the dominant red color of the emission nebulae, with contrasting blue hues, most striking in the Trifid, due to dust reflecting starlight.  (Photo: via Tony Hallas via NASA APOD)

What it would look like to fly towards — and past — the 5,000 most distant galaxies ever observed with the Hubble Space Telescope Ultra Deep Field imager.  (Via NASA APOD)

 A meteor streaked across the sky over the Mojave Desert in Landers, California on Monday. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo: Paul Buck / EPA via The Wall Street Journal)

A meteor streaked across the sky over the Mojave Desert in Landers, California on Monday. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year in August when the Earth passes through debris and dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet. (Photo: Paul Buck / EPA via The Wall Street Journal)