Conspiracy theories abound: NASA is manipulating data. Some believe that Comet ISON, which will be traveling through our solar system at the end of the year, will hit the Earth, and not simply give us the breathtakingly close shave that has been predicted (63 million kilometers). 

In the video below, the astronomy video blogger Tony Darnell explains why these conspiracy theories are nonsense, but that a meteor shower might be expected in 2014. 

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For more information, check out this infographic on the 16 spacecraft monitoring Comet ISON.