|dethalternate||Date: Thursday, 03-January-2013, 2:36 PM | Message # 1|
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|Stargazers next fall may find the moon is not the brightest object in the night sky. As the newly discovered Comet ISON passes close to the sun between October and December next year, it indeed might become bright enough to outshine the moon. |
NASA’s Near Earth Object Program recently announced the discovery of Comet ISON, Reuters reported. And a program representative said the giant frozen object will fly extremely close to the sun next fall. Under the right circumstances, a comet of ISON’s size could produce a highly visible trail of ice that will dazzle in the night sky.
Astronomers expect to see Comet ISON reach its closest point to the sun on Nov. 28. At that point, the comet will be roughly 1.2 million miles from the center of the sun.
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.ibtimes.com/comet-a....-982274