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Comet ISON Now Visible To The Naked Eye

Comet ISON may finally be starting to live up to the hype — the much ballyhooed comet is apparently now visible to the naked eye, according to recent reports. With two weeks still left until ISON reaches perihelion (closest approach to the Sun), this is a good sign. 🙂 Perhaps Comet ISON will end up

Comet ISON Shining Vibrant Emerald Green In New Image

A beautiful new image of Comet ISON has just come to light — showing the vibrant, almost emerald green color of the comet’s coma. The image was taken with the 0.8-meter Schulman Telescope at the University of Arizona SkyCenter by astrophotographer Adam Block. While Comet ISON is lagging behind some of the more optimistic predictions

Comet ISON Captured In New Series Of Images

Comet ISON, also known as C/2012 S1, has been captured in recent images taken by the Gemini Observatory. This series of images depicts the brightening of the comet of the period of the past couple of months, as it continues racing towards the inner solar system. Comet ISON is predicted to likely put on quite

Comet ISON, Comet Of The Century Imaged By Hubble Space Telescope

Comet ISON, the potential “comet of the century”, was recently photographed by NASA’s famous Hubble Space Telescope. The image, taken on April 10, depicts the bright comet making its way into the solar system. At the time, Comet ISON was about the distance from the Sun that Jupiter orbits at, 386 million miles. While that

Comet ISON Sized Up By NASA's Swift Telescope

NASA’s Swift Telescope has now set its sights on comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), also known as Comet ISON, and is providing preliminary data on the comet, helping to improve estimates on its future brightness, and other things. Comet ISON has been predicted to possible become “the comet of the century” when it nears the Sun

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