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Comet ISON is 'Coming to Life'

This telephoto view from Kenya, captured on the morning of November 14, shows that Comet ISON has substantially increased in activity, surging to naked-eye visibility for dark sites and sprouting a more complex tail.

In the image above, the enlarged negative version on the right makes details of the long tail easier to trace, including the tail's separated filaments toward the top of the frame. As NASA notes, the possibility of ISON's survival to become a bright comet in planet Earth's December skies remains a question.

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Image Credit & CopyrightBabak Tafreshi (TWAN)

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