ISON is still aliveOr at least a piece of it survived anyway… Earlier as it approached the Sun, the head of the comet seemed to be smeared out (instead having a bright tip), suggesting it had evaporated. Now we see these images from SOHO showing that a piece of ISON has come out the other side. Most likely a much smaller piece of the nucleus but it does still have a dust and ion tail. Hopefully it will get bright enough to observe from Earth, but we will find out tomorrow if in fact the nucleus is still there and active.

ISON is still alive
Or at least a piece of it survived anyway… Earlier as it approached the Sun, the head of the comet seemed to be smeared out¬†(instead having a bright tip), suggesting it had evaporated. Now we see these¬†images from SOHO showing that a piece of ISON has come out the other side. Most likely a much smaller piece of the nucleus but it does still have a dust and ion tail. Hopefully it will get bright enough to observe from Earth, but we will find out tomorrow if in fact the nucleus is still there and active.

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