New Comet Will Raise Old Questions

Just how old is the universe, anyway? How do we know? Can assertions be substantiated, or do we just get more assertions and tall tales?

NASA, ESA, J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute), and the Hubble Comet ISON Imaging Science Team
Using evolutionary methods, comets are expected to only be able to last a comparatively short time. That means they should have all been used up if the universe was billions of years old. How do they get out of this? Imagination. In this case, the Oort Cloud. (Or is it the Kuiper Belt? I keep getting the stories mixed up, as they are both far-fetched.) Comets and things are waiting out in space to be stirred up by something, although a plausible mechanism has not been put forth. It would be far better if they actually accepted the scientific evidence that the universe is far younger than evolutionists want to believe. They they would not need to resort to the complicated scientific principle called "Making Stuff Up".
In September 2012, a Russian and a Belarusian astronomer using the Kislovodsk Observatory co-discovered a comet heading our way. Comet Ison should become visible to Earth viewers in December 2013 after passing perilously close to the Sun during November. It may even appear brighter than the moon, triggering discussions about when and how comets formed.
A team of astronomers presented an analysis at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in March 2013, writing that Ison "could become one of the brightest comets in this century." Sunlight reflecting off the comet's tail of trailing ice and debris promises to shine brightly. That debris tail should remind its viewers that the comet is rapidly losing mass.
It would be a bright thing for you to finish reading "Ison—The Comet of the Century".