Thursday, February 14, 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

This series of images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken by the Medium-Resolution Imager of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft over a 36-hour period on January 17 and 18, 2013. At the time, the spacecraft was 493 million miles (793 million kilometers) from the comet.

Video credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD; text credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Note: For more information, see NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes Comet ISON.

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