Zombie Comet ISON: Back From the Dead?

  • Nov 28, 2013 11:37pm GMT

The scientific community is abuzz late into the Thanksgiving night in the United States and across the globe as the comet that NASA compared to the failed flight of Icarus may have not had the firey death that was first initially thought.

The latest images from NASAs space-based solar observatory SOHO now indicate the reemergence what what appears to be the nuclei of Comet ISON.

Karl Battam from the NASA Comet ISON Observing Campaign noted on their website, "...right now it does appear that a least some small fraction of ISON has remained in one piece and is actively releasing material."

Whether the comet remains intact and develops a signature tail may be too soon to tell.