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NASA: Comet of Century?

Posted by chuck // March 26, 2013 // in Comets // 0 Comments

In a NASA Science News article, NASA describes Comet ISON as a sungrazer that could be the best site visually bright--but with a major caveat.  The sun's spectacular output is a hazard to the small chunk of ice passing a mere million miles from the solar surface.  Comet ISON needs to survive before it can put on a show.  "Comet ISON has the potential to live up to the hype, but it also has the potential to do nothing," says Karl Battams of the Naval Research Lab.

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