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Possible ‘Comet of the Century’ Blazes Up in New Photos

A comet that could become one of the brightest ever seen when it flys by the sun this November is already remarkably bright and active, a new set of photos shows.
Comet ISON sports a well-defined tail of dust and gas even though it remains far from the sun, the new images from Hawaii’s Gemini North Observatory reveal. But it’s still too early to tell if ISON will live up to the “comet of the century” hype, researchers stress.

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Possible ‘Comet of the Century’ Blazes Up in New Photos

A comet that could become one of the brightest ever seen when it flys by the sun this November is already remarkably bright and active, a new set of photos shows.

Comet ISON sports a well-defined tail of dust and gas even though it remains far from the sun, the new images from Hawaii’s Gemini North Observatory reveal. But it’s still too early to tell if ISON will live up to the “comet of the century” hype, researchers stress.

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