By: Andrew Cary
Comet ISON appears to still be alive -- albeit smaller than before its rendezvous with the Sun. Scientists had declared it "fizzled" during its solar slightshot, and while it may be partially true, they now have evidence to believe it survived.
Be sure to catch our special presentation, Super Comet ISON 2013, Saturday at 10 PM E/P on Science.
ISON's solar rendezvous was captured by the NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, spacecraft's C3 coronograph.
Previous reports showed a dimmer picture.
We'll continue to update the images as they become available. You can also check out a great round up on the Goddard Space Flight Center Multimedia page, and see amazing images in the Comet ISON Flickr pool.
NASA hosted a special Google Hangout to watch the comet's fly-by of the site, and near realtime images and movies from their Solar Dynamic Observatory spacecraft. They have a complete round up all their images and other coverage on a special Comet ISON page.
Earlier images from NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft:
This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows where the comet should have appeared after it rounded the sun (marked with a white plus sign). Click to zoom.
And click on this infographic for what experts believed to be the potential paths of ISON: