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Comet ISON is moving quickly but will stay dim

By Mike Shanahan
Bishop Museum

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 27, 2013

~~<p>The astronomical story that is drawing the most attention in November is Comet ISON, discovered on Sept. 21, 2012.</p>
<p>At that time the comet was still beyond the orbit of Jupiter and ISON's brightness was unusually high for a comet that far from the sun. This gave rise to speculation that ISON could be brilliant by the time it makes its closest approach to the sun on Nov. 28.</p>
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The astronomical story that is drawing the most attention in November is Comet ISON, discovered on Sept. 21, 2012.

At that time the comet was still beyond the orbit of Jupiter and ISON's brightness was unusually high for a comet that far from the sun. This gave rise to speculation that ISON could be brilliant by the time it makes its closest approach to the sun on Nov. 28. Login for more...



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