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29 November 2013
No Christmas comet it seems. NASA satellites (including SOHO) show Ison breaking apart and dimming as it approached the Sun today. Update 04:10 GMT Friday: There seems to be some indication that at least part of the comet survived. The most definitive word on it as of now is here: http://www.isoncampaign.org/karl/schroedingers-comet