Asteroids, Conscience, and Collective Consciousness.According to Richard Tarnas in his book Cosmos and Psyche (, the discovery of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto correlated with the emergence of mass consciousness as a powerful force in society. In recent decades, astronomers have discovered a number of smaller bodies with orbits near those of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Might these recently discovered smaller bodies also be bringing something new into our shared history. If so, what might that be? And what effect will it have on the lives of individuals?

New images of ISON indicate that the comet lost individual fragments in the past days. One or more fragments may have detached from comet ISON in the past days, as two wing-shaped features in the comet's atmosphere suggest. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany and the Wendelstein Observatory of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich (Germany) discovered these features in images taken at the end of last week. The fragmentation may offer an explanation for the comet's recent outburst of activity.