Comet ISON gallery: 6 essential facts about the 'comet of the century'
The icy wanderer has travelled trillions of miles over more than 10,000 years to reach the interior of our solar system
Monday 18 November 2013
Comet ISON might become the brightest comet of the century as it draws closer to the Sun. Heat from the star will vaporize the ice and frozen gases that comprise the body of the comet, hopefully meaning that it will be visible with the naked eye throughout December and January.
Click the gallery above to learn more about this remarkable event.
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- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star dies at age 45
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