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NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft Captures Comet Ison on Film

Posted: Feb. 6th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

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What the bleep is that? A bleep? Well, that does desciribe what is conveyed on the video tape from NASA's Deep Inpact Spacecraft. A recently discovered comet, named Ison, has been captured on film, reports the BBC.

Russian astronomers uncovered the comet in September 2012. Comet Ison may light up the skies of Earth for years, if it does not get fried up by the Sun next November.

The NASA spacecraft, Deep Impact, which was launched in 2005 to study comets, has been a rousing success for the U.S space agency.

If this "sungrazing" comet survives intact, it should emerge from the near-miss even brighter than before, and could be lighting up our skies through January 2014 - perhaps even in broad daylight.

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