Comet ISON, know about it?

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    Oct 09, 2013 11:58 AM GMT
    Didn't see any recent posts.....surprisingly. The comet has already passed Mars heading towards the sun. If it survives intact, it will light up 15 times brighter than the full moon. You'll even be able to see it in daylight.

    There are actually some very unusual events that will occur and different scenarios that could play out. This may be its first trip here. It's very unusual. The core of it has 3 inner pieces and it is trailing something behind it.

    We are supposed to orbit through its tail of debris, which could shower big balls of fire that is estimated to make contact on the east coast. We'll see.

    It's probably nothing to worry about......our government will tell you when it gets closer....
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    Oct 09, 2013 12:13 PM GMT
    They say it wont look pleasing. But it would be fascinating to see its composition.
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    Oct 09, 2013 4:11 PM GMT
    Mother Nature is a myth and isn't watching over us. Anything could happen.
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    Oct 09, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    Astrophotographer Adam Block captured this view of Comet ISON on the morning of Oct. 8 with the 0.8-meter Schulman Telescope at the University of Arizona SkyCenter atop Mount Lemmon.

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    "ISON's green color comes from the gases surrounding its icy nucleus," SpaceWeather.com's Tony Phillips wrote. "Jets spewing from the comet's core probably contain cyanogen (CN: a poisonous gas found in many comets) and diatomic carbon (C2). Both substances glow green when illuminated by sunlight in the near-vacuum of space."

    The comet is still too dim to see with the naked eye, but if you have the right kind of telescope, Phillips says you can see it rising alongside Mars in the eastern sky, just before dawn. SpaceWeather.com provides the coordinates and additional viewing suggestions.

    Some astronomers say there's a good chance that ISON will fizzle out. But if it doesn't break apart and survives its 724,000-mile (1.16 million-kilometer) solar encounter, it just might meet Block's expectations. Calling it the comet of the century is probably too presumptuous — but "comet of the year"? Maybe. Stay tuned.


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    Oct 14, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
    lumpyoatmeal......it think you are partially right....In my opinion, she's just ready for some changes...
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    Oct 14, 2013 10:40 AM GMT
    Why do you have an interest in this phenomenon?

  • Oct 15, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    Yup, I'm been following the news about this comet since last spring. Can't wait for it to become bright and visible. I hope it lights up the night sky and scares the shit out of ignorant people. It's supposed to be at its brightest in December.
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    Nov 29, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    All over the news!
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    Nov 29, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25143861

    "Comet Ison was severely battered in its encounter with the Sun, and largely destroyed.

    Telescopes saw the giant ball of ice and dust disappear behind the star, but only a dull streamer re-emerge."