Sad news for star gazers around the world. Comet ISON appears to have flown too close to the sun and broken up in its corona.
Scientists had hoped that the comet from the farthest reaches of the solar system would be able to slingshot around the sun on Thanksgiving and emerge streaming a tail visible to the naked eye next month.
But after NASA telescopes tracked the comet plunging into the sun’s corona, no evidence of it emerged on the other side. Scientists said they would continue to analyze imagery from the telescopes for signs of the comet or debris from it breaking up.
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Will some remnant be visible from Earth in early December as ISON pulls away from the solar glare? Scientists believe it hardly seems likely at this point that we’ll get a bright comet. But we might get something. And, whatever happens now, hasn’t it been great so far?