Sun feasts on comet for Thanksgiving

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Comet ISON moves ever closer to the sun in this image from ESA and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, captured at 9:30 a.m. EST on Nov. 28, 2013.  This image is a composite with the sun imaged by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, in the center, and SOHO showing the solar atmosphere, the corona. Photo by ESA&NASA/SOHO/SDO

Comet ISON moves ever closer to the sun in this image from ESA and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, captured at 9:30 a.m. EST on Nov. 28, 2013.  Photo by ESA&NASA/SOHO/SDO

It was supposed to be the Thanksgiving comet. But it looks like starwatchers won’t have any leftovers.

NASA scientists at the Solar Dynamics Observatory just tweeted sad news:

“We do not see Comet #ISON.” Continue reading

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Take a peek at JFK’s school records

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JFK wrote this essay when he applied to Harvard in 1935.

JFK wrote this essay when he applied to Harvard in 1935.

Joseph Kennedy told Harvard his son, Jack, can be “brilliant” if he’s interested in a subject, but “is careless” and “lacks ambition” if he’s not. His letter to the dean is among 26 pages of school records digitized by the JFK Library.

His application essay (above) and test scores reflect his interests, and lack thereof.

You can see them here.

 

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