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CometCon Liveblog: Ex Post Comet

6 Dec 2013, 08:47 UTC
CometCon Liveblog: Ex Post Comet
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On December 6, Comet ISON observers are gathering at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel MD. We'll be covering the meeting live as these experts share notes on the comet's perihelion passage, review what they've learned, and suggest steps to move forward.

Rejected (mostly morbid) titles for this liveblog include:

ISON: It Just So Happens That Your Friend Here Is Only Mostly Dead
ISON's Warren Commission (too soon?)
Sitting Shiva for ISON
Please Don't Be Mad at Us: This Science is Even Better Than You Actually Getting to See ISON
Goodnight, Sweet ISON
All NASA's Telescopes and All NASA's Astronomers: After ISON, Picking Up the Pieces and Putting Them Back Together Again

9:07 AM Lindley Johnson from JPL thinks the imaging and outreach campagins for ISON have been "a wild success for getting the public interested in comets and comet science."

9:01 AM As Lisse continues his overview, he's explaining what we can learn from the behavior of ISON's tail (the comet's dust composition), and from the way it changed brightness as it neared the Sun.

8:56 AM Paul Feldman is speaking up from the audience to cite data from ...

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