Hello everyone! I’ve just finished watching the amazing NASA Hangout: Comet ISON LIVE and what a turbulent experience it has been. You’ll probably be aware that sadly, comet ISON did not survive its passage through the outer region of the Sun. It’s a real shame that we won’t be seeing the light show that was so widely anticipated throughout the lead up to this perihelion point.
That’s not to say that we won’t be able to glean any information from this year long observation of ISON. The approach and the interaction of the coma (or comet’s tail) with the Sun’s magnetic field has provided scientists with plenty to work with for quite awhile!
The SDO has not seen any sign of the comet emerging from the other side of the Sun but all the data and footage of this event is still available for you to watch. I will add links to this post as they become available.
**EDIT: There are rumours abound that say ISON has survived, at least partially. Evidence being provided by a SOHO image, shown below.