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Predicted path of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)

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Predicted path of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) The comet will be 'chasing' the sun as both move east. After perihelion, the comet will swing hard to the north. The comet's predicted path is very precisely known; tail lengths are only guesses.

via unmannedspaceflight.com member "Gladstoner"

Original image data dated on or about September 25, 2012

 

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Comments:

Sap: 12/08/2012 08:35 CST

The map is copyright 2003 The comet was first discovered in September 2012

Emily Lakdawalla: 12/11/2012 06:48 CST

Sap: I believe that the copyright refers to the software used to make the map, or perhaps to the base map itself, not to the predicted path.

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