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 …
It's already visible through binoculars but Comet ISON is set to get even brighter in the coming weeks. So if you want to get a glimpse of the so-called 'Comet of the Century', here are a few pointers... 1 Make Sure You Have A Dark Sky …
Comet ISON – predicted to be one of the brightest comets of the century – may actually be disintegrating, according to a new study. Astronomer Ignacio Ferrin, from FACom, Universidad de Antioquia, analysed the most recent …
At the moment it is a faint object, visible only in sophisticated telescopes as a point of light moving slowly against the background stars. It doesn't seem much – a frozen chunk of rock and ice – one of many moving in the depths of space. …
Comet ISON will pass close by the sun on Thursday. Scientists say that if it’s strong enough to survive the close encounter, it will be visible in the skies of the Northern Hemisphere in the next week or two. A comet will pass close by …
Astronomers tracking what they hoped would be the "comet of the century" say some of it may have survived its close encounter with the Sun. It was first reported that the Comet Ison's nucleus and tail had been destroyed by the Sun's …
TORONTO – It’s been one heck of a roller coaster ride. As astronomers, both professional and amateur, tuned in to astronomy sites and blogs around the world on Thursday, it looked like the sun had killed Comet ISON. ISON, …
The comet in question is designated C/2012 S1 (ISON). ISON stands for the International Scientific Optical Network located near Kislovodsk, Russia. Astronomers Artyom Novichonok and Vitali Nevski imaged the comet using a 0.4 …
Comet ISON, a rare type of comet from outside the solar system, has brightened "considerably" in recent days and could be on the cusp of visibility to the naked eye in the night sky, scientists say. Scientists are calling on the astronomy …
Comet ISON sightings are coming in from around the world. It's 10 times brighter than it was only three days ago before the outburst. To the naked eye, ISON appears as a faint smudge of pale green light low in the pre-dawn sky. The view …