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Comet ISON Afterlife

Comet ISON Afterlife

December 9, 2013 //

Comet ISON is annihilated while rounding the sun on Thanksgiving Day 2013, with diffuse remnant detected by spacecraft.

Comet ISON Near the Sun

Comet ISON Near the Sun

November 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

With Comet ISON becoming lost in the glare of the morning twilight, spacecraft will track the comet through its Thanksgiving enc…

 
Sungrazer Comets Frequent Now

Sungrazer Comets Frequent Now

July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sungrazing comets are particularly frequent now, attributed to the Kreutz family of comets from one progenitor.

 
 
 
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