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Friday, December 13, 2013

Comet ISON's Demise

This webpage from the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA), an article titled "What Happened to Comet ISON?" by Dr. Tony Phillips, nicely recaps the disintegration of the comet on Thanksgiving Day (November 28th, 2013). Fortunately, astronomers captured Comet ISON in fascinating videos; the video below, taken by NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft with credit to Rob Matson, comes from the same website.

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The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage:

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula