Russia Today reports that NASA’s Swift satellite has imaged Comet ISON and it is not brightening as expected.
“It looks promising, but that’s all we can say for sure now. Past comets have failed to live up to expectations once they reached the inner solar system, and only observations over the next few months will improve our knowledge of how ISON will perform,” an astronomer at Lowell Observatory and a member of the Swift team, Matthew Knight, told NASA.
Comet ISON has the potential to outshine Comet Lovejoy, which was visible in the southern hemisphere a couple of years ago.
The original director of Doctor Who has criticised the modern day version of the programme for its new-found sexuality. William Hussein worked on the original version of the show, when William Hartnell played the Time Lord. In an interview with BBC Radio 4, he said “There is an element now, and I know we’re living in a different era, of sexuality that has crept in.” As the show approaches its 50th anniversary show, Hussein questioned the need for a sexual slant on the show, saying “Why bring in this element when in fact you needn’t have it there?”
The original show was almost a children’s program from 1963. The Doctor was portrayed as a grandfatherly figure looking after a couple of teens. However, only ten years later things had changed.
What about Lady Romana?
The second “incarnation” of Lady Romama was played by Lalla Ward, who married Tom Baker.
Oh, and who could forget Leela?
You know what I’m thinking…