NASA is calling on the space-obsessed to pull out some popcorn and watch the show on Thursday as comet ISON has a close encounter with the sun.
The U.S. space agency is even going so far as to cast the encounter like a boxing match, with the Google Hangout it has set up for the event listed with the tagline ”The ultimate battle of fire and ice! Who will win, the sun or Comet#ISON?”
If the stars align, the 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. ET, when…
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