The Comet ISON  swung behind the Sun today. Initial reports were that it did not survive its close encounter with the big heat but others are now saying that there appears to be a small object that remains on the same trajectory. Will watch for updates.

[ Update 1:10 am Nov.29.13: It’s still unclear as to whether there is a substantial remnant of the ISON core remaining after the comet’s encounter with the sun or if there is just a fading dust cloud:

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Here’s are some great images of  ISON taken from the SOHO spacecraft before it went around the sun:  Comet ISON Streams Toward the Sun – NASA

ISON approaches the Sun as seen from SOHO LASCO C3 (Nov 28, 2013)

NASA / ESA / SOHO / Emily Lakdawalla
ISON approaches the Sun as seen from SOHO LASCO C3 (Nov 28, 2013)

This animation contains 123 images captured by the SOHO spacecraft between November 26 at 21:20 UT and November 28 at 15:37 UT.

Comet ISON Streams Toward the Sun

 

Comet ISON moves ever closer to the sun in this image from ESA and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory captured at 9:30 a.m. EST on Nov. 28, 2013.

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