Comet ISON – Comet ISON appears as a white smear heading up and away from the sun on Thursday, November 28. Scientists initially thought the comet had been disintegrated by the sun, but images suggest a small nucleus may still be intact.
Comet ISON – Comet ISON is seen, top left, after its close encounter with the sun on November 28. In this picture, called a coronagraph, the bright light of the sun is blocked so the structures around it are visible.
Comet ISON – Comet ISON moves close to the sun at 10:51 a.m. ET on November 28.
Comet ISON – Comet ISON's position is seen near the sun at 9:30 a.m. ET on November 28. This composite image comes from NASA and the European Space Agency.
Comet ISON – Comet ISON is seen early on Wednesday, November 27.