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Watch How the Rosetta Spacecraft Will Orbit and Land on a Comet

Trying to orbit a comet as it rockets through space is no easy task—but that's just what the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is poised to do. Here's how. Read More >>

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Comet Ison May Still Be Alive

Yesterday, comet Ison flew close to the Sun, and many sources reported its death. Now, though, some scientists are claiming that it, or at least some part of it, may have survived its journey. Read More >>

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Watch ISON Edge Ever Closer to the Sun

Comet ISON is inching ever closer to the Sun, and it'll get incredibly close later on today. In the meantime, though, you can watch its most recent progress in this video from NASA. Read More >>

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Missing the Beautiful Perseid Meteor Shower Was Dumb of You

Look there were a lot of options. NASA streamed the shower with commentary, local astronomer associations were posting pictures, and there's always... what's that place? Oh right. Outside. You could have gone and watched. But no. It was a Saturday night and you were busy. Read More >>

business
Last Day to Find a Bargain as Comet Closes

It's the end of the line for retail park electronics chain Comet, which blinks out of existence today, its last day of trading. The administrators are "pulling a Woolworths" too, with shop fittings, shelving and more all up for grabs. Read More >>

business
41 Comet Branches to Close at the End of November

Plans to break up and dissolve what's left of retail chain Comet are progressing, with new reports claiming 41 branches are going to close by the end of November. Read More >>

business
Comet's Remaining Limbs Divvied Up by Circling Vultures

So, it looks like Comet's sad demise is to end with the different arms being chopped up and flogged off to the rest of the UK retail electronics industry. After stabilising the business, administrators Deloitte's are now looking at which profitable living chunks they can rip off the great sinking HMS Comet. Read More >>

business
Everyone Rent a Van and Head to Comet -- FIRE SALE NOW ON

The previously trailed fire sale of Comet's lovely ranges of fridges, TVs and iPod docks has begun, with the chain now selling off its stock on the cheap today. And look, they have invoked the black and yellow colour scheme. This is going to be huge. Read More >>

business
Most Comet Gift Cards Accepted Again, Unless They're Insurance Jobs

The administrator acting on behalf of the doomed retail chain has lifted its ban on buying stuff with any Comet gift cards you might have, which should help people load up with cheap microwaves when that super sale eventually gets under way. It won't yet take pre-paid cards issued on behalf of other corporations, though, such as payment vouchers used to replace stuff as part of an insurance claim. [Deloitte] Read More >>

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Gentlemen, Open Your Wallets -- Comet Fire Sale Coming Soon

The UK economy is about to get a little boost, as the administrators of retail chain Comet prepare to launch a massive sale to dump all of its stock. It's sad, and people will lose their jobs, but on the plus side we might be able to get a cheap washing machine and a spare fridge out of it. Read More >>

business
Comet Admits Defeat and Calls in the Administrators

The sad news about the doomed financial status of electrical chain Comet has been confirmed, with the store announcing plans to call in the administrators next week. The chain's web site is currently offline, while administrator Deloitte assembles some sort of closure and/or sale and salvage plan. [The Register] Read More >>

business
6,000 Jobs at Risk as Comet Ponders Administration

The retail parks of the country might be about to lose one of their most dedicated leaseholders, with struggling UK electronics retailer Comet said to be about to slump into administration. Read More >>

space
Astronomers Discover Huge Comet Hurtling Towards Us

The Mayan Apocalypse nutcases will pass out when they learn that two Russian astronomers have discovered a new and gigantic comet coming in our direction — a huge two-mile wide ball of ice and rock that "may [become] one of the brightest in history." The comet is now passing by Saturn, gaining speed and becoming brighter by the day. Read More >>

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NASA Image Shows the Mayhem That Created Life on Earth

About 4.1 billion years ago, our solar system was a huge cluster of comets bombarding every planet orbiting the Sun and crashing into each other. That period of chaos is known as the Late Heavy Bombardment, and astronomers believe it was key to the formation of life in our planet. Read More >>

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Kindle Sales are Up 71 Per Cent Due To, Erm, Fifty Shades of Grey

The smutty, sexy and dirty book, Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James, is apparently the cause of a dramatic increase in sales of Kindle readers, according to retailer Comet. Read More >>

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GAME Reloads From an OpCapita Save

GAME’s saved, or at least 333 stores of it are – OpCapita, the private investment firm who last bought-out struggling Comet in February, has acquired GAME group for just a quid. Well, that and £85m in debt of course. Read More >>

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