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New Comet Discovered Near Jupiter.

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posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 03:47 PM
I wonder how quickley this one will be turned into doom porn. I will just be happy to have a possible naked eye comet coming into view next year.

Astronomy forums are buzzing with speculation about newly-discovered Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). Currently located beyond the orbit of Jupiter, Comet ISON is heading for a very close encounter with the sun next year. In Nov. 2013, it will pass less than 0.012 AU (1.8 million km) from the solar surface. The fierce heating it experiences then could turn the comet into a bright naked-eye object

Much about this comet--and its ultimate fate--remains unknown. "At this stage we're just throwing darts at the board," says Karl Battams of the NASA-supported Sungrazer Comet Project, who lays out two possibilities:

"In the best case, the comet is big, bright, and skirts the sun next November. It would be extremely bright -- negative magnitudes maybe -- and naked-eye visible for observers in the Northern Hemisphere for at least a couple of months."

posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 04:06 PM
Exciting stuff. I've never had the opportunity to see a comet with the naked eye, I'd love to see this one. S&F.

posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 04:10 PM
there is a thread going on for this mater here

mod's please kindly close the topic

posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 04:30 PM
Its nibiru!

posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 05:42 PM
Posted earlier here

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