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Title: Alert: For The Times, Book of Secrets

     Comet Ison made the closest approach to the Sun on Nov. 28, 2013. It came from the Oort cloud, over 4.5 trillion miles away.  This was U.S. Thanksgiving Day.   That day marked the crescendo when it passed just 1.1 million kilometers from the surface of the Sun.  A remnant made it around, but most of it disintegrated.  The comet was discovered by Artyom Novichonok and Vitali Nevski on September 21, 2012 as part of the ongoing International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) survey.  The following sites are interesting.


     The comet, scientists tells us, was not visible as it approached the Sun, via NASA Solar Dynamic Obs (SOHO) or from any earth observatories, but, was visible in STEREO and SOHO images.   No substantial fragments of ISON were visible as the remnants headed back towards our planet and out to space.   If you saw any of these memorable tidbits or bolides or meteorites, we would ask you to report it to the American Meteor Society, or go to AMS Report .

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