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:
- Schrödinger’s Comet – The Planetary Society
- Scientists baffled by new pictures of Comet ISON – Spaceflight Now
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.
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