Astronomers believe that Comet ISON could be heading towards a brutal solar storm this Thanksgiving, on Thursday Nov. 28. During this time, ISON is expected to fly just a few million kilometers above the surface of the sun. The moment …
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 …
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As Comet ISON hurtles toward the sun, its million-year-long journey through our solar system may end with its violent death — or a spectacular sky show. On Thanksgiving, when the comet rounds the sun, professional and amateur …
aboard the ESA/NASA SOHO mission will be perfectly situated for a view of Comet ISON. NRL’s Karl Battams explains that because of their position and capability, “SECCHI and LASCO will be unquestionably the most important …
On Thursday, November 28, Comet ISON is slated to travel just 750,000 miles from the Sun—its perihelion, or closest approach to the Sun. Discovered only in late 2012, comet ISON has been exciting from the start. Astronomers …
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 …
Comet ISON, a bright ball of frozen matter from the earliest days of the universe, was inbound from the Oort Cloud at the edge of the solar system and expected to pierce the Sun's corona on November 28. Scientists were expecting quite a …
Right now, Comet ISON is making that journey. It began its trip from the Oort cloud region of our solar system and is now travelling toward the sun. The comet will reach its closest approach to the sun on Thanksgiving Day — Nov. 28, 2013 …
Nothing was missed. The two astronomers hope that the wealth of data will eventually allow them and their colleagues to unravel the mystery of exactly what happened to Comet ISON. “This has unquestionably been the most …