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31 Dec 2012, 11:00 UTC
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Russian scientists have recently discovered a comet that is passing by our plant and will be visible in 2013 with naked eyes over the western horizon. The comment, called ISON, may shine brighter than the moon depending on how big its tail will get when it gets closer to the sun.

Comet ISON is expected to draw millions of Eathlings onto the darkess to witness what is likely to be the most brilliant comet seen in many generations. It will be visable in the Northern Hemisphere in November and December 2013 as it speeds toward the sun.

Hale-Bopp Comet over Giza in 1997

While the scientists hesitate to predict its behavior, the positioning of ISON comet at present indicates that it will be visible keeping a two million mile distance from the sun.

Due to the brightness expected, the comet may be visible even during day time. If so, ISON will be the brightest comet ever discovered by scientists during the last century or more.

Comet McNaught over Pacific in 2010

Scientists speculate that the trip by our planet may be ISON’S last as it may plunge into the sun or ...

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