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Comet ISON to pass sun today

Last Updated: Nov. 28, 2013

If the stars align, a large comet rocketing towards the sun will be putting on a show to delight more than just the world's astronomers. The comet ISON has been on stargazers' radar since late last year when it was seen hurtling towards the sun and showing every sign of passing very close to the centre of the solar system.

Those predictions will come to pass today at around 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. eastern time, when ISON is expected to be just 1.2 million kilometres from the sun.



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