According to some, the comet is no longer its original self but a part of it might have survived its sojourn near the Sun. Scientists need more time to tell us how much of its mass ISON has lost or if the remaining mass is disintegrating or has already disintegrated completely and whether our universe has already lost or is in the process of losing one beautiful comet.
While most agree that #ISON was destroyed, we're searching for what's left of the #comet. http://t.co/VpeECTUyok pic.twitter.com/eMn0R7wZDj
— NASA (@NASA) December 5, 2013
Could Comet ISON possibly still be alive? The latest high-resolution images available from the STEREO spacecraft are still showing some remains of the comet, although each day seems to show less and less activity. “If anything of ISON’s nucleus is left, it’s an inactive husk of a nucleus now,” Karl Battams from the Comet ISON Observing Campaign told Universe Today. “The comet remnant is fading fast in the STEREO data.”.........
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