Keep the fingers crossed, frosty comet ISON endeavors it all. Aiming for gravitational advantage, will ISON swoosh back into the Oort cloud or is it about to disintegrate untill it vaporates? With only one way to find out, sit back and enjoy this rapid journey along with our galactic time traveler from outer space.
Cool down for the Sun
Imagine an floating ice cube on a ancient journey through space on a hostile voyage with an increasing change of disintegration into infinity. At a level where nothing as we know today has ever reached the Sun, comet ISON is heading towards a massive heat wave with an astonishing speed set at 148 km/s.
Comet ISON is rushing through our wildly solar system. On the way ISON is introduced by NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO with comet Encke and several solar planets know as Mercury and Earth. As we speak ISON is buckling up for the meet and greet showdown of the century with our star, the Sun.
Simplicity drawn from the Oort Cloud exchange
So far it seems obvious that there is a gravitational force upon the icy comet, pulling it towards the gravitational heat wave and swooshing it back in to space, a simple observation can be coined. Whether substance is human or less likely a comet follow the designated path, therefore the journey itself does not change because of what lies ahead.
A comet is a small icy solar system body composed of dust, gas and ice.
There are basically four comet types that can be divided in comets with and without an oribital period. The P-class refers to periodic comets, the C-class refers to comets with no periodic at all. X-class comets are those types which cannot be computed in a meaningful orbit, and D-class comets are qualified to no longer exists or is deemed to have disappeared. Orbital periods range between a few years and several thousand decades to complete the full cycle around their celestial gravitational force. Comet ISON is indentified as a C-class comet with a track record most likely through the Milky Way Galaxy, the Kuiper Belt and further into deep space, beyond the Oort Cloud.
The official name of the comet ISON is C/2012 S1. ISON refers to the International Scientific Optical Network situated at Kislovodsk in Russia where the solar system body was discovered on 21 September 2012 by Vitaly Nevsky and Artyom Novichonok. Regarding the comet classification the letter C stands for the type of solar system body indicated, 2012 refers to the year when the subject was noticed. The letter S matches the nintheeth half month of the year and the number 1 is representing the order of discovery within that half month. The orbital path of C/2012 S1 has already been classified as a once in a life time event within the entire timeline of mankind’s history.
As ISON is rumbling through the Milky Way Galaxy and out of our solar system ISON’s detour into space reveals an exciting phenomenon that’s worth meeting the eyes. Unlocking a metaphorical transition of the Phoenix, the comet enlights its own glorious temporary place in infinite space.
Star date Update 11/29/2013 01:22 CET
Several sources are confirming that comet ISON didn’t survived the perihelion shift at one piece. The comet is practically vaporized due to conditions at the close range near the Sun. Perhaps there are some ISON crumbles left? However at the long run comet ISON appeared to be an exceptional event on a staggering scale, uniting every continent on the way. Classifying C/2012 S1 as the boldest ice block through history.