UPDATE – Comet ISON May have Survived! – Video

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Comet ISON appears from far side if the Sun

Reports of the demise of ISON may have bee pre-mature! When the comet did not reappear as expected NASA and the astronomical community thought it had evaporated after it;s close approach with the sun.

Read: Current status and Comet ISON images

New images show material from Comet ISON appeared on the other side of the sun on the evening on Nov. 28, 2013, despite not having been seen in observations during its closest approach to the sun. The question remains whether it is merely debris from the comet, or if some portion of the comet’s nucleus survived, but late-night analysis from scientists with NASA’s Comet ISON Observing Campaign suggest that there is at least a small nucleus intact.

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Video of Comet ISON shows it emerging from the far side of the sun.

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