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Will Comet ISON slam into Earth?

Fear not! Comet ISON will not slam into Earth. Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) will make its closest approach to Earth on December 26, 2013 at a safe distance of 63 million km from Earth. Watch the video bellow by VideosFromSpace explaining some comet basics and some

July 20, 2013

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Hubble releases new stunning image of comet ISON

Enhanced image of comet C/2012 S1 ISON obtained by Hubble Space Telescope on April 30, 2013 have been released yesterday, showing the comet zooming through deep space in all its glory. Hubble Space Telescope views Comet ISON, April 30, 2013 (Credit:

July 17, 2013

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Hubble captures Comet ISON in a time-lapse movie

Comet C/2012 S1 ISON is currently flying towards the Sun at a mind boggling speed of about 77 000 km/h (48 000 mph). Recently NASA released a time-lapse movie of the eagerly awaited comet. The movie is composed of images obtained by Hubble Space

July 05, 2013

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How will Comet ISON perform?

Experts all over the planet are eagerly tracking Comet ISON (C/2012 S1), the so called "Comet of the century". However since June 22, 2013 the comet is so near to the Sun, less than 18 degrees, making it not visible against the dark sky. The comet will

June 30, 2013

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Has Comet ISON stopped brightening?

Comet ISON is expected to become one of the most dazzling skywatching events while making a passage around the Sun later this year. In October of 2012 NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) stated that Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) could reach magnitude -11.6, which

June 01, 2013

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Is Comet ISON just an ordinary comet?

Well, if you ask the question from the title, most people who are even remotely interested in astronomy and comets will most likely answer – NO - Comet ISON ( Comet C/2012 S1) is not an ordinary comet! In fact, it is a very interesting comet with

May 05, 2013

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Solar missions to observe comet ISON (How to track ISON on SOHO and STEREO imagery)

Comet ISON is on a journey through our solar system that will culminate in its close encounter with the Sun on November 28, 2013. At that time the comet will pass at a distance of only 2.7 solar radii from the Suns center. Comet C/2012 S1, named ISON, was

April 23, 2013

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Earth could enter into dusty meteor shower from Comet ISON's tail

As comet ISON is approaching for its close encounter with the sun in November, 2013, excitement and anticipation are rising. Already being named the potential "Comet of the century" by some, because of the show it might put on for stargazers all over our

April 20, 2013

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Comet ISON could become Comet of the Century

NASA's  Scientific Visualization Studio released another excellent video of  Comet ISON (C/2012 S1). It is expected to become one of the most dazzling skywatching event while making a passage around the Sun later this year. Based on

April 04, 2013