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'Comet ISON Will Either Fry or Shatter' - AP

The moment of truth for Comet ISON will come on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. Some sky gazers speculated early on that ISON might become the comet of the century because of its brightness, although expectations have dimmed over the past year. Scientists expect to know ISON's fate fairly quickly.


  1. If ISON survives, "it's going to fly right over the Northern Hemisphere," Jim Green, director of NASA's planetary science division told the Associated Press."It should be visible with the naked eye for 0 days... "So it's really a holiday comet. You ought to be able to see it well past Christmas. But it's got to survive it, that's the only thing about that."
  2. Find the best places in the U.S. to see what may be the greatest show on earth in the coming weeks.
  3. Find all things ISON at NASA. They're all in.
  4. If you're on Twitter, follow #ISON.
  5. Here's what the comet was up to in mid-November.
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