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Multifaceted Observations of Comet ISON Covering the Electromagnetic Spectrum
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Multifaceted Observations of Comet ISON Covering the Electromagnetic Spectrum

An unprecedented fleet of spacecraft will observe comet ISON through the electromagnetic spectrum.

In the Gamma and X-Ray spectrum are Swift, Chandra and SDO.

The ultraviolet spectrum is covered by Stereo, Hubble and FORTIS.

The visible spectrum will be covered by a wide-ranging fleet of spacecraft ranging from MESSENGER at Mercury to Curiosity at Mars and BRRISON, a balloon that will study the comet from Earth's upper atmosphere. BRRISON uniquely captures H2O & CO2 in mid IR

BRRISON and Spitzer also will observe the comet in the infrared spectrum.

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