Hubblesite’s ISON Blog

A fantastic image of ISON in April just released taken by Hubble.  Click for larger. Image credit NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

A fantastic image of ISON in April just released taken by Hubble. Click for larger. Image credit NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Have a look at this Hubble image of ISON; wow it’s amazing on so many levels, it’s destined to be on my desktop.

The internet conspiracy activity is beginning to blossom. LOL. I’ve also gotten emails trying to explain how and why ISON is in the process of fizzling out to be a non-event later this year.

I’m not going to bite at least until I hear it from a reputable source like the new Hubblesite ISONblog which promises a great source of current data about ISON over time.

Here’s part of what Hubblesite has to say about this image and if you want larger versions of it, perhaps for your desktops click here:

In this Hubble Space Telescope composite image taken in April 2013, the sun-approaching Comet ISON floats against a seemingly infinite backdrop of numerous galaxies and a handful of foreground stars. The icy visitor, with its long gossamer tail, appears to be swimming like a tadpole through a deep pond of celestial wonders.

4 thoughts on “Hubblesite’s ISON Blog

  1. I need to take turns with this pic and the cassini pic of earth, lol. Very nice photo. I also enjoy the pictures and topics that you post.

  2. Of course the truth is that no one ever knows how a comet will appear until it arrives, there are just too many variables and factors we do not yet understand.

    The most ballyhooed comets in my lifetime were the much-hyped Kahoutek, which we were led to believe would dominate the sky, and the long-awaited return of Haley, which left Earth collectively shaking heads in disappointment.

    Beautiful picture, though.

    • And you are exactly right, one never knows. I am quite hopeful though. By the way I liked Kahoutek, it wasn’t “Great” but it was pretty good.

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