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Comet ISON probably did not survive Sun skirmish

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Comet ISON seems to have perished in a much too-close encounter with the Sun, leaving only a dust trail that will disappear over time, astronomers said on Friday. 

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, captured on April 10, 2013 shows Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) at a distance of 386 million miles from the Sun

The evidence, however, is not yet confirmed, and some stargazers are holding on to hopes that a small streak satellite images have shown emerging from the flyby may point to an against-the-odds survival.

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