FINALLY! Comet ISON over Colorado!

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Re: FINALLY! Comet ISON over Colorado!

Post by Bill Cummings » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:42 pm

Things are not looking good. It sounds like the ultimate "Daedalus"-type adventure--is there a moral here?

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Re: FINALLY! Comet ISON over Colorado!

Post by FFLpilot » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:25 am

Jim Davies wrote:But wait! Something did come out the other side. This neat animation shows the view from the SOHO spacecraft.
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Yup, 'something' came out the other side, but unfortunately it didn't resemble Comet ISON prior to engaging the star we know as our sun. ;)
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Re: FINALLY! Comet ISON over Colorado!

Post by Jim Davies » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:19 pm

It appears that what came out the other side was a cloud of gravel, essentially. Bummer.
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Re: FINALLY! Comet ISON over Colorado!

Post by bonehead » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:21 am

ISON may have turned to dust.
But tonight is the peak of the Geminids meteor shower.
Clear skies!
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