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C/2012 S1 (ISON) Comet of the century?. Basic Information. Discovered in September 2012 Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok Named after the International Scientific Optical Network where it was discovered. Comet ISON as seen on September 22nd, 2012. So what's special about it?.

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C 2012 s1 ison comet of the century

C/2012 S1 (ISON)Comet of the century?


Basic information

Basic Information

  • Discovered in September 2012

  • Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok

  • Named after the International Scientific Optical Network where it was discovered

Comet ISON as seen on September 22nd, 2012


So what s special about it

So what's special about it?

  • It is thought to be from the Oort cloud

  • It will travel very close to the sun (0.072 AU), nearly 14 times closer to the sun then we are!

  • If it doesn't break apart, it may be as bright as the Full Moon

  • It will be visible for several months

  • The entire globe will be able to see it


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