Comet ISON (C/2012 S1)
A Broken Comet
Comet ISON was widely publicised to become a very bright object back in December 2013. Unfortunately, during perihelion, Comet ISON was broken apart due to the intense heat and gravitational forces it sustained.
As we don’t know how much (if any) of ISON survived, the data shown on this page derives from data acquired just after perihelion on December 3rd when parts of Comet ISON were still detectable.
Although it is now likely to remain a mystery as to how much of Comet ISON remains, we will continue to display this data for interest purposes.
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Comet ISON’s Path