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Comet ISON Is On The Way!

UPDATE: According to the latest news release from NASA, Comet ISON was imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope on October 9 and the nucleus appears to still be fully intact. "The comet's solid nucleus is unresolved because it is so small. If the nucleus broke apart then Hubble would have likely seen evidence for multiple fragments," says the Hubble Team. "Moreover, the coma or head surrounding the comet's nucleus is symmetric and smooth. This would probably not be the case if clusters of smaller fragments were flying along. A polar jet of dust first seen in Hubble images taken in April is no longer visible and may have turned off."

The icy traveller has now cleared the eastern horizon for northern observers, but is still very faint - an estimated magnitude 10. However, ISON will continue to brighten as it nears the Sun. Will the comet become as bright as predicted? Right now experts feel Comet ISON may only reach the brightness of Venus, but that's still within easy visiblity of the unaided eye and small optical equipment. Will the comet break apart as it reaches perihelion? No one knows for sure, but we're anxious to find out! If you'd like more information on the location and celestial coordinates of Comet ISON - or when it passes near a bright star, planet or deep sky object, then visit our Keeping An Eye On Comet ISON webpage! (Be sure to check the page regularly and we'll keep you alerted to any changes.)

Current Comet ISON Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)


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