Comet ISON has been the buzz among astronomers and average stargazers this year, and especially over the last month or so, with the “super comet” making its journey through our solar system at speeds exceeding 425,000 miles per hour. This Saturday, Dec. 7, Science Channel will be airing a special that the network claims will be the “definitive” chronicle of Comet ISON’s historic voyage.
Entitled Super Comet ISON 2013, the one-hour special will offer views of the comet from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and from leading observatories across the world as it completed its 4.5 trillion-mile journey, which began millions of years ago.
Science Channel says that its special, hosted by Dan Rifkin, will feature HD images from an interplanetary network of HD cameras headlined by NASA’s Goddard Space Center as it tells the life cycle of Comet ISON. World-renowned astronomers and astrophysicists will also weigh in on the comet’s flight.
“There are very few events that create true global moments – happenings that touch every human on Earth and bind us together. The passing of Comet ISON is one of those moments,” said Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel. “Super Comet ISON 2013 combines stunning images from Mars, and all around Earth, with the most credible scientific minds and organizations. We hope everyone will tune into Science Channel to learn about the brilliant journey of this significant scientific event.”
Super Comet ISON 2013 premieres Dec. 7 at 10pm ET/PT on Science Channel.
Comet ISON photo: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope/ZUMA Press/NEWSCOM