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Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:16 AM

 

UPDATE: Comet ISON lives!

UPDATE: Comet ISON lives!
By Nicole Mortillaro - Global News
November 28, 2013 5:41 pm


This photo of Comet ISON was taken by NASA's SOHO spacecraft at 00:18 UTC. Clearly something of ISON remains after its close encounter with the sun. NASA/SOHO

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TORONTO – It’s been one heck of a roller coaster ride.

As astronomers, both professional and amateur, tuned in to astronomy sites and blogs around the world on Thursday, it looked like the sun had killed Comet ISON.

However, much to the surprise of astronomers on Thursday — including those at NASA — around 4 p.m., EST images from NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) showed that something had survived the trip.

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Link: http://globalnews.ca/news/997084/the-end-of-ison-not-quite/




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WillyT Nov 2013 OP
WillyT Nov 2013 #1
The Straight Story Nov 2013 #2
RobertEarl Nov 2013 #3
WillyT Nov 2013 #4
pinboy3niner Nov 2013 #5
Baclava Nov 2013 #6
Agschmid Nov 2013 #7
Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2013 #8
Gothmog Nov 2013 #9
dembotoz Nov 2013 #10
MoonRiver Nov 2013 #11
randome Nov 2013 #12
Ichingcarpenter Nov 2013 #13
dembotoz Nov 2013 #14
Eleanors38 Nov 2013 #16
hootinholler Nov 2013 #15

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:28 AM

1. And This...

 



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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:47 AM

2. It's the Captain Jack Harkness of Comets

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 02:55 AM

3. I never did hear what Ison was made of.

 

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If it has a density far greater than ice it would make sense it survived.

And what size is it? Read somewhere it was nearly as [strike]large as earth[/strike]? Ok, saw it is has gone from just 5km to 2 km. Guess what I remembered is the coma was very large. From coma comes comet. Or is it from comet comes coma? But that sure is one big coma.

One track I saw was that earth would converge with Ison coming closer, just more than a few LD's (LD being the distance from moon to earth, iirc.)

We do live in interesting times. I don't believe we have had such a close encounter in our near history.

Too bad we don't have some astronomers on this site?!?!?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 03:36 AM

5. Zombie comet? Rut-roh...

Coming soon to SyFy: Zombie Cometnado!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 03:53 AM

6. Scientists baffled by mystery object? They probably just came to recharge their hyperdrive

everybody wave

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 04:12 AM

7. Wooohoo!

I am taking the comet out for drinks!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 04:22 AM

8. It faked its own death

 

and now goes by the name Comet Tony Clifton

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 10:27 AM

9. Thanks for update

I hope we can figure out what this comet was made of

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 10:34 AM

10. its a klingon warship here to rescue some damn whales

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 10:38 AM

11. Bout time! eom

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 10:47 AM

12. Rendezvous With Rama. Back to the inky black depths of space with you!

 

[hr][font color="blue"][center]All things in moderation, including moderation.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 10:50 AM

13. Check out its trajectory on new years eve




After dropping off its sperm on the sun for the new baby sun it still might give us a show.
Be sure to observe the z axis.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 11:54 AM

14. so i hope that this means of all the things out there that could give us a syfy movie planet ending

it prob will not be this thing
all hail the other axis.....

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:08 PM

16. The big "Ahh, baby, baby!" is rolling in now!

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 12:04 PM

15. To be renamed Comet Twain

Because reports of its death are greatly exaggerated.

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