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1 January 2014

At http://phys.org/print307703213.html … the Quadrantids meteor shower is due in January – from the 1st to the 10th. The parent source is unknown – probably an extinct comet. This brings us round to Comet ISON, recently done to death on its orbit around the Sun. The remains of ISON could be in the vicinity of Earth in the second week of January. Comet ISON had a train of material flowing out from behind it that stretched thousands of miles – and it is this dust and debris that will become a meteor shower. What is left of the nucleus will remain a long way away – it is thought.

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