Chasing Comet ISON

  • Released Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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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This page was originally published on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
This page was last updated on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 12:04 AM EST.


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