Just as we all accepted that the Comet ISON has most likely disintegrated under the high heat and gravitational stress of the Sun, amazing sungrazer came ALIVE, gaining more brightness. Thousands watched ISON's journey through the solar system and its unusual perihelion thanks to internet and unprecedented fleet of international spacecraft.
Latest SOHO and STEREO imagery show what it looks like newly-formed nucleus. Karl Battams just tweeted that after 2 000 sungrazing comet observations, he has never seen brightening in the same way that ISON appear to be doing right now.
Comet ISON seen n recent STEREO imagery (Credit: STEREO/NASA)
SOHO's LASCO C3 image
Comet ISON seen as coming in and coming out from the Sun on SOHO's LASCO C2 images via SpaceWeather.com (Credit: SOHO/ESA/NASA)
Are this remains of fragmented comet or the nucleus managed to stay intact or partialy fragmented, or perhaps fragmentation in process; for now, nobody can tell. We are now waiting for new images to come.
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Featured image: NASA/SOHO/SDO