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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 debunked those claims and on ...
International Business Times · 9/11/2013
COMET ISON NEWS UPDATE: SUN FLYBY, NASA REPORT — Thursday, Nov. 28, 1-3:30 p.m. EST Nasa Solar Physicist track the Comet ISON live in the perihelion – the point when it is closest to the sun. This is once in lifetime event because comets
freedistrict.com · 7/26/2015
The future of a potential "comet of the century" is still uncertain, with just under two months to go before the icy wanderer makes its closest approach to the sun. With just two months to go before Comet ISON skims within about three-quarters of a million ...
Yahoo News Singapore · ByJoe Rao · 10/1/2013
On second thought, I don't recall one of those things from last year. That's because Comet ISON is on target to make a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the sun on Thanksgiving afternoon. Basically a rock from deep space covered with tons of ice and snow ...
CNet · ByEric Mack · 11/26/2013
A spectacular set of photos taken by an amateur astrophotographer chronicles the evolution of Comet ISON over the last few months, which has seen the much-hyped icy wanderer brighten so much that it's now visible to the naked eye. "In September …
FOX News · 11/19/2013
One question has plagued astronomers about the sungrazing Comet ISON: Did it survive its trip around the Sun, or did it disintegrate? If it survived perihelion on Nov. 28, we may be in for a spectacular light show over the next few days. But if it fizzled ...
Science World Report · 12/2/2013
What was Comet Ison all about? Comet Ison put on quite a show before it disintegrated as a result of its close pass around the sun. In the December 4, 2013 issue of NASA Science News Karl Battams of NASA says, “rather than mourn what we have lost …
Christian Post · 12/9/2013
"Comets are like cats, they have tails and they do what they want" once said Canadian astronomer David H Levy, who co-discovered Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. Of course, comets are not only like cats, they are like buses; you can wait ages for one, then a …
ABC Online · 12/3/2013
A new analysis of data from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft has revealed that comet 2012/S1 (ISON) stopped producing dust and gas shortly before it raced past the Sun and disintegrated. Analysis of data from the …
Astronomy Now · 7/17/2014
This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was photographed on April 10, when the comet was slightly closer than Jupiter's orbit at a distance of 386 million miles from the Sun (394 million miles from Earth). Even at that great ...
Hubble Site · 4/23/2013

Comet ISON

Comet ISON, formally known as C/2012 S1, was a sungrazing comet discovered on 21 September 2012 by Vitali Nevski and Artyom …
Comet ISON, formally known as C/2012 S1, was a sungrazing comet discovered on 21 September 2012 by Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok. The discovery was made using the 0.4-meter reflector of the International Scientific Optical Network near Kislovodsk, Russia. Data processing was carried out by automated asteroid-discovery program CoLiTec. Precovery images by the Mount Lemmon Survey from 28 December 2011 and by Pan-STARRS from 28 January 2012 were quickly located. Follow-up observations were made on 22 September by a team from Remanzacco Observatory in Italy using the iTelescope network. The discovery was announced by the Minor Planet Center on 24 September. Observations by Swift in January 2013 suggested that Comet ISON's nucleus was around 5 kilometers in diameter. Later estimates …
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