Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Comet ISON update: It may be a bad break up. WASHINGTON: Comet dances with sun, death; giving mixed signals

WASHINGTON: Comet dances with sun, death; giving mixed signals - Politics Wires - Miami Herald.com
A 30% chance of survival? Not great odds, but I am still hopeful for a great show. 

The early hours viewing are over until the comet makes its Thanksgiving Day slingshot around the sun.

It is now wait and see time, to determine whether the comet puts on a spectacular show or breaks apart from its close pass to the Sun: CNN reports online that comet ISON make be breaking up and may not survive the trip around the sun: Much anticipated comet may be in trouble.

Experts predict that the comet could put on a spectacular show in the weeks ahead if it survives, exploding in brightness as it releases dust.

Even if the comet dies, the Miami Herald reports that Johns Hopkins University scientist Carey Lisse (LIHS) said there's a good chance that people on Earth will get an interesting cosmic show. The comet's remains could paint the sky with a wide swath of green.

We will wait and see.  I recommend that this holiday weekend will be a great time to take the family away from the city lights and spend family time gazing toward the heavens.

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