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Did Comet ISON Survive Perihelion?

29 Nov 2013, 05:45 UTC
Did Comet ISON Survive Perihelion?
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The rumors of Comet ISON’s demise may be greatly exaggerated, well maybe not greatly, but I couldn’t resist the pun. Shown above are a series of still frames from NASA’s SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) Mission. Reports from earlier in the evening, as well as many images from SOHO showed what looked to be the […]

Animation of Comet ISON’s Close Encounter with the Sun.Individual frames courtesy of NASA’s SOHO Mission.
The rumors of Comet ISON’s demise may be greatly exaggerated, well maybe not greatly, but I couldn’t resist the pun. Shown above are a series of still frames from NASA’s SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) Mission.
Reports from earlier in the evening, as well as many images from SOHO showed what looked to be the demise of comet ISON. Follow the “read more” link to see additional images and video.

These images from NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory and the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory show Comet ISON growing dim as it made the journey around the sun. At the time this video was published, the comet was believed to have broken up and evaporated.
Image Credit: NASA/SDO/ESA/SOHO/GSFC
At this point, I’d say that “something” survived perihelion, but ...

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