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Comet of the Century
April 29, 2013 | Hubble Site

“Comet ISON is potentially the “comet of the century” because around the time the comet makes its closest approach to the Sun, on November 28, it may briefly become brighter than the full Moon.” Quoted from the NASA press release.


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Award Winning Photos of Comet ISON
April 20, 2014 | National Science Foundation
Seven photographers from around the globe received awards for their stunning images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) at the Northeast Astronomy Forum held at Rockland Community College. Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.

Comet ISON: Visible in 2013?
January 4, 2013 | Reuters
A newly-discovered comet approaching the sun might be visible from earth twice in 2013. It might be seen with the naked eye in March as it passes by Earth en route to the sun. A spectacular tail could be visible in October/November as it approaches the sun and its ice begins to vaporize. More information from NASA.

An Asteroid with Six Comet-Like Tails
November 11, 2013 | NASA
"This NASA Hubble Space Telescope set of images reveals a never-before-seen set of six comet-like tails radiating from a body in the asteroid belt, designated P/2013 P5." Quoted from the NASA press release.


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