Sunday, December 1, 2013

COMET ISON DIES ... AGAIN:

 via Spaceweather.com

Comet ISON is fading fast as it recedes from the sun. Whatever piece of the comet briefly survived its Thanksgiving Day brush with solar fire is now dissipating in a cloud of dust. Click to view a 4-day movie updated @ 0100 UT on Dec. 1st:



This development makes it unlikely that Comet ISON will put on a good show after it exits the glare of the sun in early December. Experienced astrophotographers might be able to capture the comet's fading "ghost" in the pre-dawn sky, but a naked-eye spectacle is out of the question.
 

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