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Astronomy comet ison

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This is a presentation I made for my Astronomy 1010 class. Comet ISON will most likely be the brightest comet we will see in our lifetimes

Astronomy comet ison

  1. 1. Comet ISON
  2. 2. What is a Comet
  3. 3. Comet ISON• Discovered by Russians Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok using the International Scientific Optical Network• It was first seen in pictures taken by a 15.7 inch reflecting telescope
  4. 4. NASA Deep Impact Spacecrafthttp://www.voanews.com/content/nasa-captures-first-im
  5. 5. When First SightedWhen first sighted itwas 625 million milesaway from earth inthe constellation ofCancer
  6. 6. When First SightedIt measured 18.8 on the reverse scale(100,000 times fainter than the dimmest starwe can see with our eyes)
  7. 7. As it gets closer to the sun...
  8. 8. Sourceshttp://www.space.com/17762-newfound-comet-dazzlinhttp://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap950826.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Comet_P1_McNaught02_-_23-01-07.jpg
  9. 9. This Thanksgiving

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