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" An interesting turn in the case of Comet ISON: Sergei Smirnov, spokesman for the Observatory Pulkovo announced in St. Petersburg, lost the "century comet" in his "Kiss" with the sun, although a hundred times in brightness , but was by no means completely destroyed. Is that the comet's tail can still be seen "in the form of a little contrasted elongated cloud" means that the comet was not disintegrate into a cloud of dust, but that continue after the destruction of the core of ISON larger chunks of the celestial body course on the earth take. Had the comet survived the sun passage notwithstanding, he had on 24 December orbit crossed in secure 65 million kilometers away. The fact that the core of ISON broken into pieces, according to the experts has led to a sharp slowdown and a change in the web. The comet tail and the fragments of that due to the original date of perigee "Advent comet" ISON itself according to Smirnov reach Earth orbit a week late. "It might even be serious," "The inhabitants of the earth, a surprise awaits New Year's Eve," the researchers, the comet with the Russian fairy-tale figure Snegurochka (German: "Snow Maiden"), the faithful companion of Ded Moroz, compare. Retrieved from "Snegurochka" was either a friendly "farewell smile" to be expected in the form of a shooting star night - or a potentially momentous meteorite crash. "New Year's Eve, but also of 2 up to 4 January 2014 is to be expected an increased meteor activity. This can manifest itself as a bright flare of tiny meteors in the sky when these burn up in the Earth's atmosphere. But even more threatening manifestations such as a meteor shower can not be excluded, "the representative of the Russian observatory is convinced. Christmas surprise: shooting stars or meteor ? Astronomers can reduce the likelihood of such an event after careful observation of the speed and brightness of the comet fragments indicate so Smirnov on. The last date for more accurate predictions is the 24th December, when the ISON-cloud crosses the orbit. "It could be serious," said the spokesman of the Pulkovo Observatory. A not uninteresting for mystics, astrologers and Eschatologen fact: The Earth needs the left by ISON comet cloud according to Russian sources, probably on 4 January 2014 through hike - at the same time a planet Parade: Mercury , Venus , Earth, Jupiter and Pluto . located on at this time - albeit on a very generous thick - line with the sun , the comet S/2012 (ISON) was in September 2012 by the Russian astronomer Artyom Nowitschonok and his Belarusian colleague Vitaly Nevsky in the observatory Kislovodsk (North Caucasus) have been discovered. The Russian Observatory is part of the International Space Observation Network, the comet was baptized on the English abbreviation of the research institution. (RIA Novosti) 30.11.2013"
... for what's left of Comet ISON 2012/S1, there is no update to the MPC and no one knows for sure the true coordinates.
...Nov. 15, 2013: What are the odds? On Nov. 18th and 19th not one but two comets will fly by the planet Mercury.
"This is a unique coincidence," says Ron Vervack an astronomer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and a member of the science team for NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, "and a golden opportunity to study two comets passing close to the sun.”
On Nov. 18th Comet Encke will pass within 0.025 AU of Mercury, followed a day later by Comet ISON at 0.24 AU (1 AU is the distance between the sun and Earth, 150 million km). The MESSENGER spacecraft, which is orbiting Mercury, will turn its sensors toward the passing comets for a point-blank investigation of both.