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Interactive ‘Comet of the Century’ Tracker: Where’s ISON Now?

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(Update: Thanksgiving Day, 2:18 PM ET: Astronomers working with NASA’s Comet ISON Observing Campaign (CIOC) continue to monitor ISON’s progress as it swings around the sun. No word yet on its condition, though the CIOC website’s latest blog entry puts things succinctly: “Hanging on by its fingernails” is all it says. The comet’s break-up will occur—if at all—at some point in its perihelion, or closest approach to the sun, today. If it makes it through that firestorm, it should be visible sometime before tomorrow. It will then seem to brighten over the next couple of weeks as it approaches, and then passes, Earth.)

(Update: Showtime for Comet ISON comes Thanksgiving night, when it makes its closest approach to the sun and will flare brightly—or not. It all depends on how well the comet has survived its inward trip through the solar system, and a…

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