Planets and Moons  ID: 4098

Chasing Comet ISON

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.



Visualization Credits

Tom Bridgman (GST): Lead Animator
Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Producer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
JPL DE421 also referred to as: DE421
Ephemeris - NASA/JPL
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This item is part of these series:
Astrophysics Visualizations
Comet ISON's Journey into the Light

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