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Fri Nov 29, 2013, 09:27 PM

 

Comet ISON Rise of the Phoenix C/2012 S1 Perihelion





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Reply Comet ISON Rise of the Phoenix C/2012 S1 Perihelion (Original post)
WillyT Nov 2013 OP
arcane1 Nov 2013 #1
NaturalHigh Nov 2013 #2
alfredo Nov 2013 #3
WillyT Nov 2013 #4
alfredo Nov 2013 #10
hootinholler Nov 2013 #5
WillyT Nov 2013 #6
rtassi Nov 2013 #7
hootinholler Nov 2013 #8
RobertEarl Nov 2013 #9

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 09:31 PM

1. Great, time to reset the alarm clock

 



But seriously, this is great news!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 09:50 PM

2. Awesome!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 11:31 PM

3. So glad it has survived.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 11:36 PM

4. Me Too... Gotta See The Data Over The Next Few Days... But I'm Hopeful...

 




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Response to WillyT (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 10:19 AM

10. Clouds kept me from viewing, so I am hoping for clear skies.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2013, 11:56 PM

5. So now the question is how bright will it be?

Did it lose too much ice?

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 12:07 AM

6. That Is What They Are Trying To Determine Over The Next Few Days...

 

We await the info.


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Response to hootinholler (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 12:19 AM

7. or where is it going?

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Response to rtassi (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 12:29 AM

8. Well it was close to escape velocity coming in

All it needs is a little boost, but it's path is tilted to the plane of the solar system so it's unlikely to get one at this point.

Once they have the speed nailed down we'll know if it will return or not, but if it does it will be like 700,000 years.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 03:30 AM

9. So... it's not ice?

 

Just read a new theory about this thing.... what we see is some kind of electrical 'burn'. The electricity is solar electricity, and as this rock got closer to the sun it reacted more, ie, burned brighter.

Then as it got up close, the electrical charge, being nearly equal on its path, there was less burn. IOW, the sun has several layers of electrical charges which increase in charge the nearer the sun.

Ison could have a polar opposite charge to the sun's?

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