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The sun-grazing comet ISON

Source picture : http://spaceref.com/comets/comet-c2012-s1-is-on-its-way-toward-the-inner-solar-system.html

Astronomers worldwide are becoming very excited about an approaching sun-grazing comet by the name of ISON . With a bit of luck , this comet could become a very bright comet , visible by the naked eye , visible during day time . Some even speculate it will have a brightness of a full moon ! Yeah !!

The tail of this comet is expected to be formed beginning of December

The NASA video ( in the link below ) is explaining what a sun-grazing comet is .

Here are some very good in-depth articles on this comet Ison :

http://www.universetoday.com/104818/

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/highlights/231157211.html

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/11/01/3880970.htm

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/timeline-of-comet-ison-s-dangerous-journey/

Update Nov 29 , 2013 : not much hope for ISON to become a ” Comet of the Year ”

http://www.mail.com/scitech/news/2488158-comet-ison-survive-scientists-tiny-hope.html

http://www.mail.com/scitech/news/2487002-scientists-sun-grazing-comet-broke-up.html

Update : https://alleswatis.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/update-comet-ison-as-seen-by-satellite-cor2-a/