NASA Spacecraft Snaps New Photo of Potential ‘Comet of the Century’

A NASA spacecraft scanning for the most powerful explosions in the universe has captured a photo of Comet ISON, an icy wanderer that could potentially dazzle stargazers when it swings close to the sun later this year.

NASA’s Swift satellite, which is typically used to track intense gamma-ray bursts from distant stars, photographed Comet ISON on Jan. 30, with the space agency unveiling the photo today (March 29). By tracking the comet over the last two months, Swift has allowed astronomers …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest http://thecuckoosnest.forumotion.com/t1566-nasa-spacecraft-snaps-new-photo-of-potential-comet-of-the-century

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