R.I.P.: Comet Ison pulls an Icarus and fizzles

http://twitter.com/#!/newscientist/status/406186251612880896
http://twitter.com/#!/NASA/status/406189785070317569

Many nerds and sky-watchers were looking forward to a spectacular comet show for Thanksgiving. Alas, Comet Ison and the sun had different plans. Party-poopers.

http://twitter.com/#!/UkSevereweather/status/406190599046705154
http://twitter.com/#!/fairsnape/status/406191668766203904

It was good while it lasted.

http://twitter.com/#!/NASAGoddard/status/406189639217594369

Like Icarus, Ison flew too close to the sun and lost.

http://twitter.com/#!/illbefrancoise/status/406188922624942080
http://twitter.com/#!/JonMitchellITV/status/406192469294854144

R.I.P.

http://twitter.com/#!/JasonRothFL/status/406153320936796160

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/28/r-i-p-comet-ison-pulls-an-icarus-and-fizzles/

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