On Thanksgiving Day comet ISON had its closest approach to the sun. Early reports indicate that ISON did not survive and either broke up or simply melted away. However, as of this morning (the 29th) what happened is not entirely clear and comet ISON may, in fact, have survived. We'll probably know for sure within a day or so. S
I have been excited about space since I was young, and have been involved in astronomy for over 20 years. I have built 4 of my own telescopes and continue to design and experiment with new instruments and accessories.