Originally posted by fluff007
I have to say that I am incredibly excited for Comet Ison's coming toward the end of this year..! Ison has now been caught on film, and its on a mission..
Comet Ison was only discovered in September 2012 by Russian astronomers.
Its path will put it spectacularly close to the Sun in November and if it does not burn up entirely, could be the "comet of the century".
It already has a 64,000km-long tail of dust and gas that will become visible to the naked eye later in the year - a trail scientists will study closely.
"This appears to be this comet's first-ever journey into the inner Solar System and it is expected to pass much closer to the Sun than most comets," said Tony Farnham of the University of Maryland.
Go to link for a Time-lapse video of Comet Ison as seen from Deep Impact craft..
The comet will apparently be at its brightest on Christmas day this year. This is when it will makes its closest approach to the Sun, and pass within 1.1 millions millions miles of the surface..
Keep your eyes on the skies...!
fluffxedit on 24-2-2013 by fluff007 because: (no reason given)
Your information is incorrect and flawed. Sorry it will not be brightest on Christmas day but a month earlier. I am curious as to why you put that if you read the link you provided or if you are trying to stir up the Christians because it has the word SON in it...
Should be spectacular however I looking forward to it!