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Comet ISON closest approach distance relative to the size of the Sun

Comet ISON closest approach distance relative to the size of the Sun

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NASA / Bruce Betts

Comet ISON closest approach distance relative to the size of the Sun
Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) approaches the Sun on Nov. 28, 2013 at a distance closer than one solar diameter away from the Sun's surface, as depicted in this diagram.

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Original image data dated on or about November 26, 2013

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