SOHO: Comet ISON (or whatever’s left of it) after closest approach to the sun. Initially it was thought to have evaporated, but clearly something has survived the encounter. It will be interesting to see what happens to it over the next few days.
SOHO: Latest image of Comet ISON, even closer to the sun than before.
SOHO: Latest image of Comet ISON approaching the sun, taken 5 minutes ago.
SOHO: Current GIF of Comet ISON approaching the sun. (November 27th 2013)
W00085135.jpg was taken on November 23, 2013 and received on Earth November 24, 2013. The camera was pointing toward PROMETHEUS, and the image was taken using the CB2 and CL2 filters.Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Kepler: "Second Light" image, October 2013. The Kepler telescope may be back in the planet-hunting business soon, thanks to a bit of clever engineering. In the new plan, light pressure from the sun will be used to stabilize the telescope, along with its two remaining reaction wheels. It will probably end up watching a different part of the sky as a result, which could mean discovering a whole new menagerie of planets.