Nightly News Update 12-28-2012

As of December 28, 2012, Comet ISON is approximately 5.303 AU away from the sun.

Tonight’s updates include:

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NBC News reports: ”Its immense tail, partly the result of our extremely favorable viewing circumstances in this case and just as with the Great Comet of 1680, could well result in a tail of amazing length and surface brightness, even if tipped by only tiny, relatively insignificant head.”

5 Science Stories to Watch in 2013

Smithsonian magazine reports: “Astronomers are predicting that when it passes by us and closely orbits the sun in November and December of 2013, it could be the astronomical sight of our lifetimes.”

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