Friday, April 26, 2013

Pics! Comet Of The Century, ISON - Hubble Telescope

The ISON comet, is being referred to as the 'comet of the century' and will create a super bright display in the night sky -  possibly for weeks!

NASA's Hubble telescope has snapped some of the first pictures in visible light of Comet ISON, which may become one of the brightest we've ever seen from Earth. Comet ISON, discovered in September of last year by Russian Vitali Nevski, is headed in our direction. And although the sungrazing comet is still more than 394 million miles away (a little closer than Jupiter's current orbit), NASA's Hubble telescope managed to capture an amazing photograph on April 10. NASA believes that when ISON is at its closest point to the sun on November 28 of this year, it will briefly become brighter than the moon in the sky, making it a serious contender for "comet of the century."
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1 comment:

trace said...

Why do people always stop the video before the supposed craft leaves? The vid always stops w/ said visitor still in frame. Just sayin

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