Comet ISON provided scientists with a plethora of data. Scientists presented information about the comet at the 2013 Fall American Geophysical Union in San Francisco this week. And Comet ISON has quite a story! Scientists say it originated at the same time as the planets and orbited the solar system in the Oort cloud, 4.5 trillion miles away from the sun. But a few million years ago, something knocked ISON off course and sent it on its fatal trek hurtling towards the sun. They also revealed data on the state of Comet ISON in its final days as it approached perihelion, before ultimately breaking up and burning.
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