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Comet ISON is likely dead

Is Comet ISON Dead? Astronomers Say It's Likely After Icarus Sun-Grazing Stunt

It’s not looking good for Comet C/2012 S1 ISON. It made its closest approach to the sun today (Nov. 28) around 1:44 p.m. EST (6:44 p.m. UTC) and as of the time this article was written more than an hour later, no one has spotted any sign of the comet. That’s putting a damper on hopes for a good comet show in the next few weeks.

It will take a few more hours until NASA and other agencies can say for sure what the comet’s fate is, but several astronomers are saying the comet likely died during its closest approach.

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