Welcome to Kasma Science Fiction Magazine
Since 2009, we have been publishing quality science fiction that is freely available on the web. To start, please click the Fiction or Fiction Archive tab at the top, or if you are looking for something specific, use the Site Search box below.
Want to search the web?
Comet ISON Approaching the Sun - Alex Korovessis
Comet ISON, discovered in September by a team that used an automated 16 inch telescope that sweeps the night sky looking for supernova, comets, and other objects, will be making its closest approach to the Sun on November 28th, 2013.
The comet originated in the Oort Cloud. A huge cloud of asteroids that surrounds our solar system way out beyond Pluto. The comet, because of similarities, was first thought to be a comet that passed us in the 1800's, but NASA later confirmed that it is indeed a previously undiscovered object.
What's neat is that this comet was not found by NASA, or any other big outfit. It was found with a telescope that you or I could theoretically purchase. Scores of objects have been found by ordinary people, like a supernova discovered a couple of years ago by a father and daughter team in the United States. The daughter was not yet ten years old. Astronomy, for them, was just something they could do as father and daughter, together.
Space is truly...More