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Comet ISON As Seen from the ISS

This image reveals a pin-head sized view of an object which is actually the comet ISON.

The unusual shape of the comet's tail permits conclusions about yesterday's encounter with the sun November 29, 2013

Comet ISON Streams Toward the Sun

In the early hours of Nov. 27, 2013, Comet ISON entered the field of view of the European Space Agency/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.

During an intensive commissioning run, Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC), mounted at prime focus on the Subaru Telescope, has successfully imaged Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) as it journeys toward the Sun.

Watching ISON's Journey Around the Sun

It began in the Oort cloud, almost a light year away. It has traveled for over a million years. It has almost reached the star that has pulled it steadily forward for so long.

Comet ISON Details Beginning to Emerge

Scientists are unraveling more information on Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) as it continues on its journey toward the Sun. ISON will skim 730,000 miles above the Sun's surface on Nov. 28 and has the potential to be readily visible from Earth starting in early December.

A new series of images from Gemini Observatory shows Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) racing toward an uncomfortably close rendezvous with the Sun. In late November the comet could present a stunning sight in the twilight sky and remain easily visible, or even brilliant, into early December of this year.

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