Is Comet ISON a Big Dud?

The future of Comet ISON does not look bright," says the astronomer Ignacio Ferrín of the University of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia.

In a previous post, we shared a video by the astronomy blogger Tony Darnell who explained that while comet ISON will not collide with Earth in November, we might expect some other events to take place, such as a meteor shower, in 2014. 


Comet ISON has been hyped up as the "comet of the century" due to its expected brightness in the sky when it passes Earth. It has also been the subject of online conspiracy theories that claim NASA is covering up data that shows the comet will actually destroy the Earth. 

Neither scenario may turn out to be true, as "the future of Comet ISON does not look bright," says the astronomer Ignacio Ferrín of the University of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. 

It's still anyone's guess. 

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