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Will comet ISON survive its near brush with the Sun?

In this photo provided by NASA, Comet ISON shines in this five-minute exposure taken at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on Nov. 8 at 5:40 a.m. EST. At the time of this picture, Comet ISON was 97 million miles from Earth, heading toward a close encounter with the sun on Nov. 28. Located in the constellation of Virgo, it is now visible in a good pair of binoculars. AP

US astrophysicists are split over what will happen when the comet ISON passes near the sun Thursday, but a majority think it will break apart.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

NASA launches sun-watching satellite from US

This image taken by a NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency mission shows the lower regions of the sun’s atmosphere. NASA plans to launch a new mission called IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) to study this solar region. The launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California was delayed until Thursday, June 27, 2013, to fix a power outage on the base. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA launched a satellite late Thursday on a mission to explore a little-studied region of the sun and to better forecast space weather that can disrupt communications systems on Earth.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Overcast skies seen on Election Day

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Expect overcast skies on Election Day on Monday in most parts of the country, but better bring an umbrella to guard against sun or rain, the state weather bureau advised on Friday.

Posted: May 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Voyager discovers ‘magnetic highway’ at edge of solar system

This artist's concept released June 19, 2012 by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 at the edge of the solar system. AFP PHOTO / NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a “magnetic highway” at the edge of the solar system, a surprising discovery 35 years after its launch, the experts behind the pioneering craft said Monday.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Telcos face franchise loss

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers on Wednesday urged phone companies to comply immediately with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) order to refund the excess charges on text messages slapped on their millions of subscribers or risk losing their franchise.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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