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(Yahoo)   Comet ISON is no more. The sun is there   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Comet ISON, comets, Oort cloud, grazing, Bad Astronomy, Solar Dynamics Observatory, Phil Plait  
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2349 clicks; posted to Geek » on 28 Nov 2013 at 11:38 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-28 11:44:50 PM  
2013-11-28 11:51:25 PM  
Bravo, Subby.
2013-11-28 11:52:35 PM  
You were saying?
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2013-11-28 11:53:41 PM  
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2013-11-29 12:12:32 AM  
and yet its corpse may have survived
2013-11-29 12:13:55 AM  
Wow, that astrophysicist they interviewed on the news this morning was dead wrong. He said it might break into 2 pieces.
2013-11-29 12:17:30 AM  
I'm thinking there is enough still left that it can regroup and reappear.
2013-11-29 12:18:06 AM  
Nice job subs
2013-11-29 12:28:07 AM  
Zombie ISON, however, is doing interesting things and delighting scientists everywhere right now.
2013-11-29 12:29:43 AM  
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/11/28/ison_update_for_22 _00_utc_nov_28.html
2013-11-29 12:34:20 AM  
Best vid yet..

2013-11-29 12:37:51 AM  
Slingshot around the sun you say? Maybe it briefly traveled back in time to save the whales.
2013-11-29 12:38:50 AM  
Obviously the comet hit Antichthon, the "anti Earth" on the other side of the sun.
The Mayans were correct, just about 1 year off and with the wrong Earth.
2013-11-29 12:49:49 AM  
Obviously ISON should have invested in better boosters.

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2013-11-29 01:06:09 AM  
This just in, Rep. Darrell Issa  will be holding hearings next week on Obama's connection to the comet's demise.
2013-11-29 01:39:59 AM  
From space weather.com:

CANCEL THE EULOGY ... FOR NOW: Comet ISON flew through the sun's atmosphere on Nov. 28th and the encounter did not go well for the icy comet. Just before perihelion (closest approach to the sun) the comet rapidly faded and appeared to disintegrate. This prompted reports of ISON's demise. However, a fraction of the comet might have survived.
2013-11-29 01:54:47 AM  
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2013-11-29 01:55:25 AM  
It should just pull itself up its bootstraps and keep on truckin', like a Real American comet would.
2013-11-29 02:16:58 AM  
Still going...
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2013-11-29 02:50:11 AM  
I think what's left of it hit that kid in Florida....
2013-11-29 05:25:49 AM  
The sun merely burnt it down a little and changed its trajectory.  It will be stopping by in a few days.
2013-11-29 05:37:51 AM  
It seems to me that ISON's slingshot around the sun only further proves the science in Star Trek IV was pretty solid.

2013-11-29 05:45:30 AM  
Carry on my waning ISON
2013-11-29 05:57:39 AM  
2013-11-29 06:32:50 AM  
Mission accomplished.

Payload delivered.

They suspect nothing.
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