Zombie Comet ISON may have Survived

Zombie Comet ISON may have Survived  1

Comet ISON falls into the sun, and part of it survives. Astronomers admit to being surprised and delighted, but now caution that anything could happen in the coming hours and days.

By | Nov 30, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: |

The end of Comet ISON- video

The end of Comet ISON (1)

Bye-bye comet ISON.

Comet ISON went around the sun on Nov. 28, 2013. Several solar observatories watched the comet throughout this closest approach to the sun, known as perihelion. While the fate of the comet is not yet established, it is likely that it did not survive the trip.   Watch the video…

By | Nov 29, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Comet ISON Streams toward the Sun

Comet ISON Streams toward the Sun

In the early hours of Nov. 27, 2013, Comet ISON entered the field of view of the European Space Agency / NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. In this picture, called a coronagraph, the bright light of the sun itself is blocked so the structures around it are visible.   Comet ISON is on the right.    Image © ESA/NASA/SOHO

By | Nov 28, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

Comet ISON now

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ISON’s tail is suddenly full of streamers and features not seen before. A narrowfield, false color view of Comet ISON on Nov. 15, 2013, taken from New Mexico.   Image © Joseph Brimacombe.

By | Nov 16, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: |