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December 14, 2018 3:26 PM The Brightest Comet of the Year Is Visible This Weekend. Here's Where to See It

The brightest comet of 2018 will streak past Earth right after the peak of the Geminid meteor shower. Comet 46P/Wirtanen will be closest to Earth on Dec. 16, according to EarthSky, and is currently the brightest comet in the sky. The comet will come within about 7 million miles of Earth, putting it among the 10 comets that have come closest to the planet 131

December 3, 2018 7:01 PM Maple Leafs trade Leivo to Canucks for Carcone

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward Josh Leivo to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday for forward Michael Carcone. Leivo, 25, has played in 27 games this season and tallied six points (four goals, two assists). In six seasons with Toronto, he appeared in 84 games and registered 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists). Leivo became the odd man out among the Leafs’ 99

March 19, 2018 7:59 PM Our 1st interstellar visitor likely came from 2-star system

Our first known interstellar visitor likely came from a two-star system. That's the latest from astronomers who were amazed by the mysterious cigar-shaped object, detected as it passed through our inner solar system last fall. The University of Toronto's Alan Jackson reported Monday that the asteroid — the first confirmed object in our solar system originating 159

February 18, 2018 2:57 AM Ray Allen, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash Among 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame Finalists

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday announced 13 finalists for this year's class, headlined by Ray Allen, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash. Other finalists up for induction in 2018 include Maurice Cheeks, Grant Hill, Kim Mulkey, Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Rudy Tomjanovich and Chris Webber. Former Maryland head coach Lefty Driesell, referee 64

February 10, 2018 9:30 PM NASA is keeping tabs on Elon Musk's Tesla roadster

Astronomers aim to keep tabs on everything up in the night sky. A NASA database includes our solar system's eight planets and their moons, more than 755,000 asteroids, 3,500 comets -- and, as of this week, one cherry red sports car that belonged to a Silicon Valley billionaire. Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, put on a stunning show Tuesday 115

April 25, 2017 4:02 PM Canucks hire Travis Green from AHL as next coach

The Vancouver Canucks are promoting Travis Green from the AHL to be their next coach, according to TSN. Green has been the head coach of the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, for the past three seasons. The Comets lost in the Calder Cup finals two seasons ago and in the semifinals last season. Green played for five teams in an NHL career that spanned 68

December 30, 2016 2:58 PM Comet 45P To Light Night Sky On New Year's Eve: How To See It

A new year's eve comet will have its own celestial show to celebrate the end of 2016. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said that comet 45P will light the night sky and may be visible as people on Earth welcome 2017 on Saturday. Comet 45P, also known as Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, was discovered by Japanese astronomer Minoru Honda in December 1948. It is a short-period 63

December 29, 2016 7:51 PM Look to the sky for New Year's Eve comet

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory says a comet may be visible as people welcome in 2017 on Saturday. If you miss it, don't worry! Several comets are expected to be visible throughout the year. Apart from the traditional fireworks and illuminated ball in Times Square, look for a blazing comet to light the night sky on New Year’s Eve. The NASA Jet Propulsion 60

September 30, 2016 11:55 AM 'Goodbye Rosetta': Crash-landing ends historic comet mission

Europe's pioneering Rosetta spacecraft dramatically concluded its 12-year odyssey Friday, crash-landing into the comet it orbited and probed for two years in a quest to demystify the Solar System's origins. There were tears, hugs and cheers at mission control in Darmstadt, Germany when spacecraft operations manager Sylvain Lodiot announced: "This is the end of the Rosetta 69

September 30, 2016 11:55 AM Rosetta Crash-Lands on Comet, Ending 12-Year Space Mission

Europe's pioneering Rosetta spacecraft concluded a 12-year odyssey with a controlled crash-landing Friday onto the comet it has orbited and probed for two years to unravel the secrets of the Solar System's birth, mission controllers said. "I can confirm the full success of the descent of Rosetta," Mission Manager Patrick Martin announced to wild cheering 81