Chasing Comet ISON

  • Released Tuesday, September 24, 2013
  • Updated Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 9:40AM
  • ID: 4098

Comet ISON approaches the inner solar system having just passed the orbit of Jupiter. It passes very close to Mars in early October 2013 before dipping below the ecliptic on its way towards perihelion on November 28, 2013. Comet ISON will make its closest pass to the Earth in January 2014 when it should be visible in the northern hemisphere.

In these movies, the cameras chase the comet from two different points of view.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio


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Datasets used in this visualization

DE421 (A.K.A. JPL DE421)

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