Comet ISON Swoops Around the Sun



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Comet ISON swoops around the sun and through Scorpius. This composite merges an SDO AIA 171 sun image (Nov. 28, 2214 UT), SOHO C2 (2036 UT) and C3 (2030 UT) images, and a DSS view of the sky in northern Scorpius.

Credit: NASA/ESA/SOHO, NASA/SDO, DSS, and Francis Reddy

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  • Title: Comet ISON Swoops Around the Sun
  • Date Created: 2017-12-08
  • Location: Greenbelt, MD
  • Rights: GSFC
  • Album: ayoung

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