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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: NASA) It's rare to ...
International Science Times · 9/4/2013
If we're lucky, then in just a few days' time we could witness one of the most spectacular sights in the night sky for a generation or more. Astronomers hope that on 3 December a comet will appear on the eastern horizon - Comet Ison. For the whole month of ...
BBC · 11/23/2013
Comet ISON may finally be starting to live up to the hype — the much ballyhooed comet is apparently now visible to the naked eye, according to recent reports. With two weeks still left until ISON reaches perihelion (closest approach to the Sun), this is ...
Planet Save · 11/15/2013
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Embed Close embed modal iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/248202813/248320348" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"> Comet ISON, a "shining green candle in the solar wind," is no longer with us, NASA declared …
NPR News · ByMark Memmott · 12/2/2013
No one will forget Comet ISON, which promised to become one of the comets of the century, but then fizzled out spectacularly by disintegrating as it passed perilously close to the Sun in November 2013. The comet, whose official label is 2012/S1 (ISON ...
SEN TV · 7/20/2014
Comet ISON, the much anticipated “comet of the century”, is finally beginning to live up to its reputation; dramatically increasing in brightness as it draws nearer to the Sun. Astronomers have predicted that the icy object could become the brightest ...
The Independent · 11/18/2013
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
Comet Ison appears to be breaking up, expert says (Nasa) Comet Ison appears to be breaking up and looks unlikely to make it round the Sun in one piece, an astronomer has said. Stephen Lowry, senior lecturer at the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary ...
International Business Times · 11/26/2013
(WBIR-Knoxville) - Telescopes at the University of Tennessee on Wednesday morning were pointed toward the sky looking for Comet ISON. It was visible through a telescope between about 5:45 a.m. and daylight. WBIR 10News was able to capture images …
WBIR-TV · 11/20/2013
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 as the ...
New York Daily News · ByMichael Walsh · 11/13/2013
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A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, heats up and begins to outgas …
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