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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  • (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.

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    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.

  • Comet Shoemaker-Levy

    On July 24, 1994, the Hubble Space Telescope caught comet Shoemaker-Levy when it broke up and crashed into Jupiter. This could possibly happen to Comet ISON when it approaches the Sun. There are eight different impact sights in this image.

    Credit: NASA

Topic: Nasa / Space

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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