In the early hours of Nov. 27, 2013, Comet ISON entered the field of view of the European Space Agency / NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. In this picture, called a coronagraph, the bright light of the sun itself is blocked so the structures around it are visible. Comet ISON is on the right. Image © ESA/NASA/SOHO
For centuries, archeologists believed the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, were built in the city, by Iraq by Emperor Nebuchadnezzar in 600 BC, because of the name. Image © wikipedia
Thanksgiving is a time for family, for feasting, and for gratitude in the United States. It is also a time when the nation’s transportation network is clogged with travelers. According to the American Automobile Association, an estimated 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 miles (80 kilometers) or more during Thanksgiving week.