Um espelho que reflecte a vida, que passa por nós num segundo (espelho)

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Jan 13

O cometa do século (pela sua visibilidade)

 

Imagem do cometa ISON capturada no observatório astronómico privado de John Chumack – localizado no Ohio – no dia oito deste mês.

 

O cometa que para já, não parece grande coisa

 

Later this year, Comet ISON could put on an unforgettable display as it plunges toward the sun for a fiery encounter likely to turn the "dirty snowball" into a naked-eye object in broad daylight. At the moment, however, it doesn't look like much.

 

"Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) is currently in the constellation Gemini, moving between the heads of the twins Castor and Pollux," says Chumack. "It is still pretty faint, near 16th magnitude, but don't be fooled by that. This could become one of the best comets in many years."

 

Comet ISON is a sungrazer. On Nov. 28, 2013, it will fly through the sun's outer atmosphere only 1.2 million km from the stellar surface below. If the comet survives the encounter, it could emerge glowing as brightly as the Moon, visible near the sun in the blue daylight sky. The comet's dusty tail stretching into the night would create a worldwide sensation.

 

Comet ISON looks so puny now because it is so far away, currently near the orbit of Jupiter. As it falls toward the sun in the months ahead it will warm up and reveal more about its true character. By the summer of 2013, researchers should know whether optimistic predictions about Comet ISON are justified.

 

(imagem e texto: spaceweather.com)

publicado por Produções Anormais - Albufeira às 22:32

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