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Comet ISON: Recovered!
12 Aug 2013
(Source: NASA Comet ISON Observing Campaign)

Is this what we think it is?! In the center white square, that fuzzy shape could well be Comet ISON! Image Credit: Bruce Gary.
Is this what we think it is?! In the center white square, that fuzzy shape could well be Comet ISON! Image Credit: Bruce Gary.

Well this is rather exciting news: Comet ISON lives on! (we think...)

For several weeks now, ground-based observers have been blind to Comet ISON as our local star was sitting directly between us and the comet. We knew this was a temporary problem, and expected that by the end of August, ground-based observers would begin to detect Comet ISON, so long as it hadn't fizzled out during that time. So now I am delighted to share two pieces of good news: first, that ISON is still alive and well, and secondly that it has been recovered a couple of weeks earlier than I would have expected!


Read the complete post by Karl Battams, here.


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