Comet of the Century?
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently made some truly amazing photographs of Comet ISON, which is still about 386 million miles from the sun and about 394 million miles from Earth. It is projected to make its closest pass to the sun, only about 773,000 miles, on or about November 18th later this year. Comet ISON is rapidly moving toward the sun and, as comets do, is becoming brighter every day. While it is still very far away from the sun, it should become more visible later in the year… bright enough to be seen without the aid of a telescope… and even bright enough, as some have predicted, to be as bright as the moon. Astronomers warn, however, that comets are notoriously fickle objects and don’t always do what has been predicted about them.
We’ll have to wait for a while for this show, but it sounds like it might be something well worth waiting for…
You can read more about Comet ISON and see the Hubble pictures of it at… http://www.space.com/20787-comet-ison-hubble-photos.html