COMET GOBBLED UP BY THE SUN

Nov 28, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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It looks like a comet from the fringes of our solar system did not survive a  close encounter with the  sun.

NASA spacecraft showed Comet ISON approaching for its slingshot  flight around the sun today – but nothing came  out – on the other side.

In a text  U.S. Navy solar researcher Karl Battams wrote ” ISON probably hasn’t survived this journey.”

Still, experts say  it wouldn’t be all bad news if the 4.5-billion-year-old comet broke into pieces, because astronomers might still be able to learn more about comets.

ISON had been travelling toward our sun – from the edge of the solar system – for the past five and a half million years.

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