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Hubble snaps first image of ISON

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#1    DieChecker

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:41 AM

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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has managed to capture the first image of comet ISON.

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While the comet itself is little more than three miles in diameter, the shine emitted by ISON could cause it to appear brighter than any object in the night sky, including the moon, say astronomers. The massive comet tail, which measures a stunning 57,000 miles, is among the largest in the solar system.

I really am looking forward to seeing this comet! :clap: :tsu:

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:52 AM

Me too, I hope it survives it's brush with the sun. I do wonder why it is so bright?

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:22 AM

It's another reason to look forward to the Autumn :)

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

I would guess its bright because its big.  It might also have to do with its composition, but I prefer just big -- comets are not known to vary much in what they are made of.

I wonder if its large size has any effect, one way or the other, on its likelihood of not making it around the sun in one piece.  I can see arguments for both views (the larger size meaning it is not as compact, the larger size meaning it has more gravity).






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