Tag Archives: 17P/Holmes

Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR), Coming Behind ISON, Explodes — 100x Increase In Brightness.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.Comets101Cover
..
.
by
Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> ISON doing well, thank you …
>>Oct. 17, 2013.
>> Comet ISON book makes #1 …
>>July 23, 2013.


EXTRACT from ‘Spaceweather.com’.
Click to access original.

From 'spaceweather.com'. Click to access entire post ...

From ‘spaceweather.com’. Click to access entire post …


Click to access ... Available as 99 cent Kindle.

Click to access … Available as 99 cent Kindle.

…..
I talked about the 17P/Holmes explosion as my #1 bullet in “Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia“.


This ‘LINEAR’. C/2012 X1 was discovered after C/2012 S1 — i.e., ISON. ‘S’ vs. ‘X’. This ‘LINEAR’ (and there are a lot of comets discovered by LINEAR) is still in the asteroid belt. It will not make perihelion till February 21, 2014. So it is trailing ISON by 3 months.

Where it was today, per NASA JPL, when it exploded. Click to access JPL page.

Where it was today, per NASA JPL, when it exploded. Click to access JPL page.