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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