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Comet ISON: as of 10/23/13 Not brightening as fast as originally predicted Not breaking up either Currently inside Mars’ orbit, heading around Sun; passes closest to Sun on 11/28 Passes closest to Earth 12/26 Expectation: will survive, likely will be a bright but not spectacular comet.

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Comet ISON: as of 10/23/13

  • Not brightening as fast as originally predicted
  • Not breaking up either
  • Currently inside Mars’ orbit, heading around Sun; passes closest to Sun on 11/28
  • Passes closest to Earth 12/26
  • Expectation: will survive, likely will be a bright but not spectacular comet
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Comet ISON, 10/9/13

Photo: NASA (HST)

Distance from Earth = 177 M miles

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Could c/ISON look like this? We’ll have to wait and see.

(c/Hale-Bopp, 1997, 8” Schmidt camera, Michael Jaeger)