‘Comet ISON Fizzled? Maybe Not…’ EarthSkyNews November 29, 2013

‘Comet ISON Fizzled? Maybe Not…’ EarthSkyNews November 29, 2013

Comet ISON down … but not out?

It has been … a wonderful ride. Comet ISON rounded the sun on Thursday at 18:45 UTC/ 1:45 p.m. EST, and appeared to be disintegrating. Then yesterday evening, the comet started appearing brighter again. Will some remnant be visible from Earth in early December, as ISON pulls away from the solar glare? It hardly seems likely at this point that we’ll get a very bright comet. But we might get something. And, whatever happens now, hasn’t it been great so far?

Fiery drama of star birth and death in Large Magellanic Cloud

Places where hot new stars are born and die – and sculpt their surroundings into odd shapes – in the dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way.

Sun in constellation Ophiuchus November 29 to December 18

Were you born when the sun was in Ophiuchus?

Today’s image

Comet ISON closest to the sun

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