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Comet ISON's Bizarre Thanksgiving Adventure

November 29, 2013
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Astronomers thought comet ISON burned up as it blazed past the Sun - until the comet reappeared in pieces.

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This Week @ NASA, December 6, 2013

This Week @ NASA, December 6, 2013

NASA (Dec. 6, 2013) — Heres some of the stories trending This Week at NASA! ISON update With a more than ninety percent probability that Comet ISON broke apart from a major heating event on its approach to the sun Thanksgiving Day, the search is on for whats left of it. NASA will use a variety of space and Earth based telescopes to monitor the comet over the next several weeks, before the fate of ISON can be confirmed.
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What's Up for December 2013

What's Up for December 2013

NASA (Nov. 25, 2013) — Music. Jane Houston Jones: What's Up for December. Bright planets, a Comet ISON status report plus wintery starry sights. Hello and welcome. I'm Jane Houston Jones from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Observers definitely saw Comet ISON brighten and change in November.
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Did Comet ISON Survive? Scientists See Tiny Hope

Did Comet ISON Survive? Scientists See Tiny Hope

AP (Nov. 29, 2013) — A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after grazing the sun. Now, there is a sliver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived. (Nov. 29)
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Comet ISON Heads for a Holiday Encounter With the Sun

Comet ISON Heads for a Holiday Encounter With the Sun

Reuters (Nov. 26, 2013) — Comet ISON, which is billions of years old, is expected to travel around the sun on Thanksgiving day and scientists are anxiously waiting to see if it will remain intact. Colette Luke reports.
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