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Comet ISON Post Perihelion (click to enlarge)
 
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Comet ISON Post Perihelion
Date: 28 Nov 2013

ISON appears as a white smear heading up and away from the sun. ISON was not visible during its closest approach to the sun, so many scientists thought it had disintegrated, but images like this one from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory suggest that a small nucleus may be intact.

Credit: ESA/NASA/SOHO/GSFC




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