ISON Comet May Become Brightest Object in the Night Skies
Published October 4, 2012
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Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). Currently located beyond the orbit of Jupiter, Comet ISON is heading for a very close encounter with the sun next year. In Nov. 2013, it will pass less than 0.012 AU (1.8 million km) from the solar surface. Image credit: NASA
The comet ISON was recently discovered and it could possibly become the brightest object in the night skies. The comet was discovered a week ago by Russian astronomers and it’s currently between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn, heading for a very close encounter with the Sun.
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