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Astronomy community rallies behind ‘Zombie comet’ ISON

Zombie comet: Is Comet ISON really dead? Maybe not. (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor) Comet ISON (l.) approaches the sun on Nov. 25. The comet appeard to break up when it rounded the sun on Thanksgiving Day, but scientists are grateful that new data are suggesting it survived.(NASA/AP) As…

If it survives close encounter with the sun, Comet ISON will light up morning skies until mid-December

If it survives a potentially disastrous encounter with the sun this week, Comet ISON will put on an impressive early morning display in the run up to Christmas. But anyone hoping for a Bethlehem-style celestial sign on the big day will be disappointed. The comet will probably be too faint…

Astronomers fear ‘Christmas Comet’ ISON could disintegrate before predicted year-end ‘show’

An incoming comet that skygazers had hoped would provide one of the greatest celestial shows of the century, could be a fizzle. So say astronomers tracking the eagerly-awaited Comet ISON as it races to a searing encounter with the Sun. Formally known as C/2012 S1 (ISON), the comet was spotted…

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