In this Hubble Space Telescope composite image taken in April 2013, the sun-approaching Comet ISON floats against a seemingly infinite backdrop of numerous galaxies and a handful of foreground stars. The icy visitor, with its long …
On April 30, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope observed Comet ISON. On April 30, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope observed Comet ISON. (Courtesy of NASA, Baltimore Sun) Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun A comet looping behind …
Media captionAstrophysicist Karl Battams: "This comet has confused and amazed us right from the word go..." Comet Ison, or some part of it, may have survived its encounter with the Sun, say scientists. The giant ball of ice and dust was …
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For a ball of ice getting perilously close to the hottest thing in the solar system, there was more doubt and discussion surrounding Comet ISON’s perihelion than one might expect. Would it survive unscathed? Would it slingshot back on a …
The Comet ISON began its journey well over a million years ago, in the Oort cloud, almost a light year away. Now, the …
A sudden brightening of the comet Ison this week means now might be your best chance to see the beautiful green "sungrazer," as NASA is warning the comet may not last. "If you want to see Ison with your own eyes, do it now," said …
The "comet of the century" is blazing a trail so bright that it is visible with binoculars now and possibly with the naked eye later this week. NASA scientists are excited to see how Comet ISON reacts to intense ultraviolet light and solar wind …
Comet ISON is expected to make its closest approach to the sun on Thursday, Nov. 28. This also happens to be Thanksgiving day. On its trip around the sun, ISON will come within 730,000 miles of surface, but no one knows if it will …
Nov. 28, the date that astronomers and researchers have circled on their calendar since C/2012 ST was first discovered, …
Although just spotted a few days ago, Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) has the potential to become a very bright object that will be well placed for viewing in late 2013. Faint, distant comets get discovered all the time, usually by robotic telescopes …