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Dude, where’s my comet?

Comet ISON, which was due to emerge from behind the Sun today, has failed to appear, indicating that the comet has broken up and evaporated during its close encounter with the Sun. Several solar observatories watched the comet throughout this closest approach to the sun, known as perihelion. While the fate of the comet is […]

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Thanksgiving close encounter looms for comet ISON

As the comet ISON heads toward its closest approach to the Sun tomorrow (Nov. 28), scientists have been trying to work out if the comet might already have broken up from the intense heat and gravitational forces of the Sun. The latest image, taken by the ESA/NASA Solar Observatory, shows the comet entering from the […]

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Hubble snaps pic of faraway comet ISON

Hubble has given astronomers their clearest view yet of ISON, a newly-discovered sun-grazer comet that could light up the sky later this year. Astronomers are keenly interested in ISON as it offers a rare opportunity to witness a comet’s evolution as it makes its first-ever journey through the inner solar system. ISON, like all comets, […]

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