Hours before ISON
reached perihelion, stunning images taken by SOHO's Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) showed the bright, elongated tail of the onrushing comet.
was discovered by the Russian astronomers Artyom Novichonok and Vitali Nevski (part of the International Scientific Optical Network, hence the acronym) in September 2012.
Scientists quickly realized that ISON
would be the first known Oort cloud object to pass near the sun.
The excitement reached the peak on Thanksgiving Day, when Comet ISON
was just about a million kilometres from the Sun.
, named for the International Scientific Optimal Network that found it, made its closest approach to the sun on Thanksgiving.
While it is still quite a long way from its peak brightness, and is a bit down on some of the more optimistic brightness estimates, ISON
is still expected to put on a nice show in December - assuming she survives her close encounter with the Sun.
is not only about launching a rocket into space.
could break apart as it nears the sun, or it could fail to produce a tail of ice particles visible from Earth.
At Masonite, Orion installed the state-of-the-art ISON
Class LED fixtures strategically throughout the 200,000 square foot facility.
Founder and Chairman of ISON
, Mr Ramesh Awtaney also said "ISON
's leadership has very good experience working with Fortune 50 IT companies and has built exceptional customer trust in Africa and APAC regions specifically.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- This movie from the spacecraft's Heliospheric Imager shows Comet ISON
, Mercury, Comet Encke andEarth over a five-day period from Nov.
So allow me to walk you through 2013 for a glimpse into how Comet ISON
, C/2012 S1, had me alternating between elation and despair at almost every available opportunity.