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Dazzling new Comet Ison C/2012 s1 footage!

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posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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Hot off the presses!

New Nasa footage of Ison.

She's a real beauty!

I've got a feeling she's going to be something special!

Enjoy!




posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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Ive read it could be as bright as the full moon come November.

Wouldnt it be something if it turned out to be... blue?



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 05:14 PM
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dang thats fast cant wait to see the show
snf



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
reply to post by NewThor7
 


Ive read it could be as bright as the full moon come November.

Wouldnt it be something if it turned out to be... blue?


Oh let it be blue!!! That would be something spectacular for all to see, especially the Hopi Indians!

Edit to add...



Peace


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posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
reply to post by NewThor7
 


Ive read it could be as bright as the full moon come November.

Wouldnt it be something if it turned out to be... blue?


If Lemmons is Green....
Pan-Starrs will be .....yellow?
and
Ison Blue?

With the Red one to follow.




posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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That's so awesome!

Thanks for sharing :-) I'm looking forward to it as I was too young to remember hale bopp clearly



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:17 PM
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To save myself a lot of searching can someone tell me or direct me to what significance 'Blue' has??

I seem to be not in the know...

Mucho appreciato!

~ CrzayFool

Just ignore me. I totally didn't see that video. Scrolled down too quick! Sorry peoples
edit on 5-2-2013 by crzayfool because: Being a douche'



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:24 PM
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The comet has sprouted a dust tail while still nearly as far from the Sun as Jupiter. Amateurs are getting some nice shots of it.
www.flickr.com...
eplumer.blogspot.com...



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
The comet has sprouted a dust tail while still nearly as far from the Sun as Jupiter. Amateurs are getting some nice shots of it.
www.flickr.com...
eplumer.blogspot.com...


Does the what tail mean that its already breaking up? Do you think that its going to evaporate as it approaches the sun?



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:31 PM
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Oh I so hope it's blue



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
The comet has sprouted a dust tail while still nearly as far from the Sun as Jupiter. Amateurs are getting some nice shots of it.
www.flickr.com...
eplumer.blogspot.com...


Thanks Phage!

Looks spectacular indeed. I am just wondering now, if it's going to be as bright as the moon as, suggested by one of the posters above.




posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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It means that even at that great distance from the Sun the nucleus is already throwing off quite a lot of material. A good indication that this may be its first trip to the inner Solar System.

This bodes well for a good show when it gets closer to the Sun where more heating will produce even more dust and gas emissions. The more stuff escaping from the nucleus means the brighter and longer the tail.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by InnerPeace2012

Originally posted by Phage
The comet has sprouted a dust tail while still nearly as far from the Sun as Jupiter. Amateurs are getting some nice shots of it.
www.flickr.com...
eplumer.blogspot.com...


Thanks Phage!

Looks spectacular indeed. I am just wondering now, if it's going to be as bright as the moon as, suggested by one of the posters above.



This Comet is pretty cool already,

Visible to the naked eye in March, Phage?



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:36 PM
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That is beautiful!

Just think......one day we will look up into the sky at that same sight!

Except it will be the sight of a icy 12 mile diameter comet!

With our name on it.

Ohhhhh joyyyyy.

High likelihood it's already on the way.


Yahhhh. Snow cones!!!!



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:52 PM
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It's going to be green



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 06:56 PM
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Hello Phage. Do you know it if will be visible from the UK. I would like to see it when it comes.
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posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 07:00 PM
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I thought you blokes never got to see the sky.

It will be visible in the northern hemisphere late this year. Even the UK should get a good look.



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 07:14 PM
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I am lucky I live in the Outer Hebrides. Off NW Scotland. We get the best night skies in Europe. Might well get to see it then. Thanks



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
reply to post by NewThor7
 


Ive read it could be as bright as the full moon come November.

Wouldnt it be something if it turned out to be... blue?


My life will be complete if it is blue



posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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Oookay, looks like it may outshine the moon folks!


National Post News


The Remanzacco Observatory has announced that according to their calculations a new comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) will create a spectacular show in late 2013 and early 2014, likely becoming visible to the naked eye and during the day, making it brighter than the moon.

“Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) will get to within 0.012AU of the Sun (extremely close) at the end of November 2013 and then to ~0.4AU from Earth at the beginning of January 2014!” Ernesto Guido, Giovanni Sostero & Nick Howes wrote in a joint statement on the Remanzacco blog


National Geography News


Even with powerful telescopes, comet 2012 S1 (ISON) is now just a faint glow in the constellation Cancer. But the ball of ice and rocks might become visible to the naked eye for a few months in late 2013 and early 2014—perhaps outshining the moon, astronomers say.

The comet is already remarkably bright, given how far it is from the sun, astronomer Raminder Singh Samra said. What's more, 2012 S1 seems to be following the path of the Great Comet of 1680, considered one of the most spectacular ever seen from Earth. "If it lives up to expectations, this comet may be one of the brightest in history," said Samra, of the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, Canada.






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