Comet ISON May Have Survived | NASA
I am still hoping for the big show. Click the link immediately above to view movie and photo updates on Comet ISON posted on NASA.Gov. Text below taken from the website.
Continuing a history of surprising behavior, material from Comet ISON
appeared on the other side of the sun on the evening on Nov. 28, 2013,
despite not having been seen in observations during its closest approach
to the sun.
As ISON appeared to dim and fizzle in several observatories and later
could not be seen at all by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory or by
ground based solar observatories, many scientists believed it had
disintegrated completely. However, a streak of bright material streaming
away from the sun appeared in the European Space Agency and NASA's
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory later in the evening. The question
remains whether it is merely debris from the comet, or if some portion
of the comet's nucleus survived, but late-night analysis from scientists
with NASA's Comet ISON Observing Campaign suggest that there is at
least a small nucleus intact.
More information available from NASA.gov:
For more information on Comet ISON: www.nasa.gov/ison
To download recent ISON imagery: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/Gallery/CometISON.html