New image of Comet ISON’s spectacular journey around the Sun

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[credit: NASA/ESA]
This year has been all about Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the destination finally reached by Rosetta after a decade in space. But last year all eyes were on an entirely different comet: ISON. Some commentators were billing it as ‘the comet of the century’, set to put on a spectacular show in our skies. As is often the case with comets, it fizzled out – at least from our terrestrial point of view. Telescopes watching the Sun had a different view altogether. Now the team behind the sunwatching SOHO telescope has released this beautiful image showing the comet’s journey around the Sun.