ISON brightens up

Comet ISON is now visible to the naked eye. It brightened dramatically on Wednesday night as it drew closer to to the sun.

ISON is expected to keep brightening over the next few weeks – and could become a once-in-a-century comet so bright that it can be seen during the daytime. It all depends on whether it survives its close approach to the sun, when the searing heat and intense gravity could tear it to pieces.


Fingers crossed and good luck ISON, I can’t even handle 20 minutes in the sun.


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