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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Aug 14, 2013

Comet ISON recovered!

Comet ISON might have become a spectacular sight around the time it comes closest to our sun in late November 2013. But, as of now, that’s not looking likely.

Comet ISON recovery photo.  The comet was behind the sun as seen from Earth in June, July and part of August.  Amateur astronomer Bruce Gary in Arizona became the first person to spot it again on August 12, 2013.  Image by Bruce Gary via Sky & Telescope.

Comet ISON recovery photo. The comet was behind the sun as seen from Earth in June, July and part of August. Amateur astronomer Bruce Gary in Arizona became the first person to spot it again on August 12, 2013. Image and recovery by Bruce Gary.

Comet ISON – heralded as a possible “comet of the century” earlier this year – has been behind the sun as seen from Earth. Now an amateur astronomer in Arizona has recovered the comet again.

Read the full story of Comet ISON and its remarkable August 12, 2013 recovery by Bruce Gary.

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