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ILikePluto
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New Hubble Image of Comet ISON
      #5817784 - 04/23/13 03:24 PM

Here it is.

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Re: New Hubble Image of Comet ISON new [Re: ILikePluto]
      #5821553 - 04/25/13 09:18 AM

I have high hopes for this comet. Crossing my fingers hoping it stays in one piece. 700,000 miles from the surface of the sun at its closest pass... Did I read that right? If so that's... really close. What are the chances this thing will survive such a close passage?

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Re: New Hubble Image of Comet ISON new [Re: Motokid600]
      #5821578 - 04/25/13 09:23 AM

Well, it's going close enough that the sun's tidal effect will be larger than its own gravity. So if it is a loose rubble pile, it's going to fall apart. If it is a solid frozen block, it will probably stay together. Depends on how well its structurally held together.

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