Comet ISON – Is it still the Comet of the Century?

Over the last few days astronomers world wide have been observing Comet ISON as it approaches perihelion ( closest point to the Sun ) with bated breath. Will ISON survive it’s close encounter with our closest star or will it disintegrate? Latest data is indicating some kind of fragmentation of the nucleus with a change in the composition of the comets tail from an ionising tail to one composed mainly of dust. CIOC ( NASA Comet ISON Observing Campaign ) are posting regular updates on the web as more data is gathered. Latest news is that the nucleus is now between 950 – 1250m in size so some fragmentation may have taken place. The next few days will be crucial!

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