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NASA – NASAs Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON February 7, 2013

Posted by aquillam in Astronomy.
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NASA – NASAs Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON.

ISON won’t be here until late fall, but NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft is already snapping pictures. Its so far away that the amount of data they can transmit is limited, so it kinda looks like a 1950s sci-fi B movie, but it also means scientists will have much more data on this rare Oort cloud comet than any before it. Maybe next time one falls in to the inner solar system, we’ll have a better idea of how bright it will be.

Until then, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a spectacular holiday show!

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