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 …
Word is out on the street, or at least in the astronomical community. Comet ISON may not be performing up to expectations. The comet, hailed by the media as a possible “Once a century comet” that will shine “Brighter than the …
NASA scientists have released the clearest view yet of the comet ISON, a newly discovered sungrazing comet that may light up the sky later this year. The comet ISON, also known as C/2012 S1, was discovered on September 21, 2012 by …
Only a dim "ghost of ISON" survived the comet's November 28th passage around the Sun. The comet's head dwindled away as it raced through the Sun's greatest heat, but a headless streak emerged into spacecraft view out from the …
Will comet ISON survive its plunge into the sun's atmosphere or will it perish, like Icarus, for venturing too close? Astronomers say that reports of its looming demise are greatly exaggerated. ISON, known officially as C/2012 S1, is a …
Comet Ison is fast approaching, and recent views of the "comet of the century" have led to some speculate that it is actually three objects or even an Unidentified Flying Object. Of course, the Space Telescope Science Institute …
WASHINGTON -- Comet ISON is teasing the solar system as it dances with the sun and it's giving astronomers mixed signals. Will it meet a fiery death - or survive - when it whips around the sun on Thursday? The icy comet will be only …
Comet ISON is potentially the "comet of the century" because around the time the comet makes its closest approach to the Sun, on November 28, it may briefly become brighter than the full Moon. That is, if ISON makes it that far. (Photo: …
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 …
Two wing-shaped features in the thin atmosphere around the head of Comet ISON were detected earlier this week by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany. You can see them in the …