SPACE.com will continue to monitor the progress of Comet ISON in the weeks and months to come. We plan to post another update in late April.
Meanwhile, another comet is currently wowing stargazers with an unexpectedly long-lived display.
The Comet Pan-STARRS has dominated the attention of comet observers in the Northern Hemisphere throughout March and still remains an exciting target for stargazers. The comet made its closest approach to the sun on March 10, and became visible to the unaided eye for some stargazers soon afterward. It was appearing low on the western horizon just after sunset, which made the comet hard to spot for some due to the bright twilight.
You find out how to see Comet Pan-STARRS here.
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