Thursday, November 28, 2013

ISON INFOGRAPHICS - 3 Possible scenarios (thanks NASA)

Spectacular NASA infographics on 3 possible scenarios:  
1) ISON evaporates
2) ISON emerges in smaller chunks
3) ISON survives and emerges so bright it is visible from earth

Most sungrazing comets are torn apart by the sun's intense gravity and heat, but some survive in spectacular form...check out the animations:

EYES ON THE SOLAR SYSTEM - fly with comet ISON in 3D

FLY WITH COMET ISON IN 3D- like being in a video game
Another awesome visualization compliments of NASA - worth a look at this amazing sun-grazing comet.

COMET ISON TOOLKIT-all the images, videos, mission information and more to make the most of today historic event.

TODAY scientists around the world are tracking ISON's progress today as it plunges through the sun's near atmosphere.  Stay tuned to see if it survives its perilous journey and emerges from the sun's intense gravity and heat.  this toolkit has all the images, videos, mission information and more to make the most of today's historic event.
Link to Nasa's site with videos, pictures, info:

COMET ISON - Tracking the comet's Perilous Journey Around the Sun - Will it Break Up?

Thursday, Nov. 28, 1-3:30 p.m. EST
NASA solar physicists track the comet LIVE during #ISON’s closest approach to the sun and answer your questions on Google+ during the broadcast, or via Twitter using #ISON and #askNASA.

- Don't look for ISON during the day today. NASA spacecraft will watch it and we'll post images here (the link below), including near real time images from SDO starting at 12:45 p.m. EST.  As always, never look directly at the sun.
-- If it doesn't break up, ISON will be visible near the horizon in early December. Look to the East before sunrise and to the Northwest after sunset. Watch the "What's Up?" Videofor more details.

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