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The comet that is approaching, C/2012 S1, also known as Comet ISON and as Comet Nevski–Novichonok is thought by many a scientist to carry the pristine matter from the beginning of our solar system.

On Thanksgiving (a U.S. Holiday celebrated on November 28 this year) ISON will pass as close to our sun as 730,000 miles. Meantime it is heating up as it moves ever closer.

The latest speculation is on what will survive as the comet grazes the sun’s atmospheric (tidal wave) influences. Will it be destroyed, damaged, melted, or what?


ISON was named after the International Scientific Optical Network that was used by a pair of Russian astronomers to detect the comet in September 2012. It’s official name isC/2012 S1, indicating when it was discovered. The name Nevski–Novichonok comes from the names of the Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok that…

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