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reply to post by hurdygurdy
Obviously NASA has the equipment to produce a extremely detailed photo of a comet 724,000 miles away.
Nope, they don't. Nobody on Earth does.
They provide photos of the sun, which is 92,960,000 miles away or 128 times further than comet Ison
But the Sun is huge, occupying 0.5 degrees in the sky. ISON was only a few km in size at best. Look up "angular size" and "angular resolution". It's the same reason the Hubble can see galaxies millions of light years away, but can't see Apollo modules on the Moon. It's like trying to see an ant crawling up the mountain side from miles away.
A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection.
OP asked : What has NASA been doing while all Eyes were on ISON...
Answer : NASA has been turning "science fiction into science fact." NASA has established Keep Out Zones on the moon. NASA has recently had problems with Chinese scientists and this month China is expected to launch a mission to the moon that will soft land which has not been done by any country since Luna 24 in 1976.
I think this could be a big setup for international hi-jinks... because NASA just commissioned LADEE, the lazer weapons platform, for lunar defense, in keeping with NASA's agenda to "protect and preserve" the National Heritage sites, the Apollo landing sites, from nosey foreign countries.
reply to post by ThePeaceMaker
The debris is too fine to be visible from earth.