Hubble brings closer look at our amazing comet

Hubble brings closer look at our amazing comet

Summary: The Hubble Space Telescope showed more details of Comet ISON as it flew toward the sun on its way to possibly give us an incredible show later this year.

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  • NASA's Swift satellite caught one of the first images of comet ISON on Jan. 30, 2013 with this 5.5-minute optical exposure. ISON was about 5,000 times fainter than the limit of human vision.

     Credit: NASSA/Swift/D. Bodewits, UMCP

     

  • (Image: NASA, ESA, J.-Y. Li (Planetary Science Institute), and the Hubble Comet ISON Imaging Science Team)

    ISON's route

    Here's the route of Comet ISON.

  • (Image: NASA)

    Jupiter's stratosphere

    NASA also reported that almost all water present in Jupiter's stratosphere, an intermediate atmospheric layer, originated from comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which gave quite a show in 1994 when it impacted Jupiter's atmosphere.

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  • Comet ISON

    I'll get the lemon-scented dust spray to clean the comet dust off my end tables!
    Andylb
  • Comet ISON

    I'll get the lemon-scented dust spray to clean the comet dust off my end tables!
    Andylb
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    winddrift03
  • Photos

    On image 6, please correct "sights" to "sites" then make yourself take a timeout...
    frabjous
  • Slideshow can be improved

    Slideshow can be improved by not reloading whole page to change photos
    rk12345
  • ISON approach

    I have marked my cal. for 11/28 and pray for clear a sky.
    dancac