Comet ISON -177 million miles from Earth. (Credit: NASA/ ESA/Hubble Heritage Team) It now seems almost certain that Comet ISON will fall short of the early, optimistic assessments (truth be told, it was never going to light up the night like the full moon, since peak brightness will happen while it is less than one degree from the sun…in the middle of the day). The dire predictions that the comet has fizzled are simply wrong, however. Recent Hubble images show it beautifully intact.
Wild scampi caviar is popping up on some of Australia's top menus. Spot its beautiful blue hue atop Clair de Lune oysters @saintpeterpaddo. According to chef @mrniland, the roe tastes like "being dumped by an ocean wave." In a good way.